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Hobbes
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7 votes

As of 2020, why don't fighter jets have ≥ 200 rounds for their cannons?

4 votes

Why can't we see the downwash/wake roll-up behind 2D/wall-to-wall airfoil tests?

6 votes

What is the purpose of a movable inlet on a jet engine?

22 votes

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

35 votes

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

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Which industry started to develop CFD software?

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Which CFD software is used in Boeing and Airbus?

2 votes

Where are the fuel tanks located in an Antonov An-225?

3 votes

What materials form the structural elements of the Boeing 737?

1 vote

Is PVC tubing a good material for helicopter airframes?

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

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

4 votes

Was it ever considered to optimise a jet to normally operate with one engine shut off?

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

6 votes
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How did the long loop of tape in a magnetic cockpit voice recorder work?

1 vote

Why did early 747s have only two or three windows on the upper deck on each side?

2 votes

What is the life limit due to metal fatigue in large bombers?

4 votes

Would a piston or turbine engine be best suited for a small UAV flying 8000miles?

1 vote

Can an automatic gearbox improve engine transmission for an ultralight?

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Is the ratio of HP to weight constant for identical air frames of different sizes? (See Scenario)

1 vote

How does a UFO fly so fast?

5 votes
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Which is more efficient: a jet engine or a rocket-powered engine?

2 votes

Can any modern commercial airliner currently in service take off vertically?

2 votes

The NASA X-57 uses 12 electric motors for takeoff. Does it need 12 control levers or just one?

5 votes

Why does it take so long to develop a passenger aircraft?

30 votes

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

3 votes
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Are high bypass turbo jet engines suitable for tail and body mounted engines

7 votes

Can helicopters have engines running while rotor blade stays stationary?

29 votes

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

5 votes

Why do new jet engines cost billions to design?

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