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Hobbes
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77 votes
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Why don't 747s use unreliable, but cheap, jet engines instead?

61 votes
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What is the offset in a seaplane's hull?

48 votes

What is it exactly about flying a Flyboard across the English channel that made Zapata's thighs burn?

35 votes

Why is the A380's fuselage designed with a flat bottom?

34 votes

Is it cheaper to drop cargo than to land it?

31 votes

Are there any aircraft with a 4-wheel nose landing gear and a 16-wheel main landing gear?

30 votes

Could the principle of owls' silent flight be used for stealth aircraft?

30 votes
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Can you identify this scrap cockpit section I found in a scrapyard?

30 votes

Can a plane land on an aircraft carrier without support from its crew?

29 votes

Is an afterburner louder than the same jet engine without it?

24 votes
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What was used instead of the failed engine when ferrying the Air France Flight 66 aircraft back?

22 votes

What are these "winglets" on the roof of the 737?

19 votes

What's the use of so much torque on propellers?

17 votes
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Why does the UK CAA restart its page numbering with every new chapter of their CAP publications?

17 votes
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What is the function of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III in the Indian Air Force?

17 votes
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Why was the An-225 built when the VM-T Atlant already did the job?

14 votes
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Why is London City getting a virtual tower?

14 votes

Can hydrogen gas be an alternative fuel source for a gas turbine engine?

12 votes
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How much maintenance time did it take to make an F4U Corsair ready for another flight?

11 votes
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Is this route of a airforce jet on flightradar faked?

10 votes
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Could Airbus resume production of the A380?

10 votes

Why not tow aircraft instead of single-engine taxi?

9 votes

Are taller landing gear bad for aircraft, particulary large airliners?

8 votes

Is there a practical carbon-free jet fuel?

8 votes

Why don't most military transports use modern commercial engines?

8 votes

Spinning wing heat dispersion dynamics for Mach 24 and beyond?

8 votes
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Airbus Beluga, what is aft of the cockpit?

7 votes

Can helicopters have engines running while rotor blade stays stationary?

7 votes

Are there any current projects/plans for a VTOL passenger airliner?

7 votes
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Are there any regulations preventing one from converting an originally cargo aircraft to ferry passengers?

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