Skip to main content
Hobbes's user avatar
Hobbes's user avatar
Hobbes's user avatar
Hobbes
  • Member for 8 years, 8 months
  • Last seen more than a week ago
2 votes

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

2 votes

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

2 votes

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

2 votes

What is the meaning of first flight and introduction in aircraft production?

2 votes

Why did the RAAF procure the F/A-18 despite being purpose-built for carriers?

2 votes

Limitations of bird flight as an aircraft design

2 votes

Are virtual winglets a viable concept?

2 votes

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

1 vote
Accepted

Which industry started to develop CFD software?

1 vote

Is PVC tubing a good material for helicopter airframes?

1 vote

Why are passenger seats not facing backward on an airplane?

1 vote

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

1 vote

Can an automatic gearbox improve engine transmission for an ultralight?

1 vote

How does a UFO fly so fast?

1 vote

Does Karman line depend on the wing area, and if not, why?

1 vote

What is the fastest possible transatlantic flight today?

1 vote

Are German, Japanese, and Chinese companies not able to build aircraft jet engines on their own?

1 vote

Could a fighter aircraft be operated indefinitely?

1 vote

Why the lack of faster piston-powered planes?

1 vote

Could Falcon 9 fairing become glidable / flyable?

1 vote

What are the advantages/disadvantages of in-fuselage engines (eg most fighter jets) vs wing/fuselage mounted engines?

1 vote

What is the meaning of "Steer 1-2-0" in WWII texts?

1 vote

How to calculate the power required during transition from VTOL to fixed wing?

1 vote

Would a propeller extracting air from a cylinder with holes in it be an ideal lift apparatus for a VTOL aircraft?

1 vote

Wheel or skid? Which advantages does each one have when used as the landing gear system compared to the other one?

1 vote

Are there any special considerations involved in designing manual flight controls for supersonic/hypersonic aircraft?

0 votes

Do commercial aeroplanes use ABS to brake?

0 votes
Accepted

What materials are used in a Rolls-Royce RB211-524 Engine?

0 votes

What are the pros and cons of using shielding as opposed to liquid cooling the skin of supersonic aircraft?

0 votes

Has an airplane ever been launched from a train?