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What does the C* (Cstar) parameter demand ?(A320)

C* is easier to understand if you start with pure g-force control. The basic components are: The control stick, where the pilot commands a load factor in the -1.0 to 2.5 range. The accelerometer, ...
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Why don't Airbus planes have perfectly smooth front sections?

It is not about Boeing versus Airbus, but rather about old versus new. Your representative image for Airbus is an A320, whose technological competitor by Boeing is the 777. Juxtaposing the two, we ...
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Why don't Airbus planes have perfectly smooth front sections?

Building upon this question and the relevant answers, it might have been not only a technical reason (aerodynamics or bird strike resistance) but also a simpler aesthetic/corporate reason in order to ...
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Why don't Airbus planes have perfectly smooth front sections?

I think you're comparing a 787 in to top to an A319 in the bottom. The 787 is unusually smooth in that area. It is a composite airframe, which allows some additional freedom to use curvature. You ...
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Why don't Airbus planes have perfectly smooth front sections?

The pinched-nose airplane has its (flat) frontmost windshield panels almost touching and raked back, which forces the vertical crease. The corresponding panels on the other airplane are farther apart, ...
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