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Flaps and ailerons are weak in bending and have multiple hinges along the span. Also, as you can see in the photo, the flaps are segmented which not only helps to optimize the deflection angle over span but also limits any sideways offset of the hinge points due to bending. Using only glassfiber or aramid fiber for the flaps makes them very flexible so they ...


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As already mentioned, a Beechcraft Bonanza has a constant speed propeller. Constant speed propeller has a governor that drives the propeller coarser if it's too fast and finer if it's too slow. When the engine loses power, the propeller is driven to fine where it can maintain the RPM just through windmilling so RPM won't change. Manifold pressure indicates ...


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From a physics standpoint, power is defined to be (force x velocity); in rotary shaft work terms this is (torque x RPM). This means that a device that produces 100 ft-lbs of torque at zero RPM (shaft-locked condition) is producing zero power, and a device that produces 2500RPM with the load disconnected (no-load condition) is producing zero power. If that ...


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The PA-28 Archer uses a fixed pitch propeller. Typically an aircraft with such a propeller, they are not fitted with a manifold pressure gauge as a means for gauging power output. Power output on a fixed pitch propeller is gauged by the engine tachometer. A Beech Bonanza is equipped with a constant speed propeller and will also be equipped with a manifold ...


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The fundamental idea behind fly-by-wire is for the aircraft control response to be predictable, desirable, and safe. Modern commercial aircraft designs increasingly abandoned conventional pushrods and cables in favor of fly-by-wire (FBW) architecture, simply out of competitive necessity driven by performance and safety features. Direct mechanical connections ...


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