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slebetman
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Is everything OK with engine placement depicted in Flight Simulator poster?

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Why doesn't the US Navy utilize seaplanes?

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What type is this aircraft, appearing in the movie "Kingsman"?

18 votes

Why can gliders fly for so long?

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Why do delta-wings perform so well on paper airplanes?

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Why doesn't an airfoil rotate?

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Why are the guns on the AC-130 not mounted on the underside of the aircraft?

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Why are prop blades not shaped like household fan blades?

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What's the purpose of yawing?

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What prevents a propeller from detaching completely from the engine body?

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Does the direction of counter-rotating props affect efficiency?

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How complete is our understanding of lift?

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How can a flying wing style airplane recover from a spin without a vertical stabilizer?

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Why does a hovercraft lift blade look one way, but a propeller another?

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Can an encapsulated airfoil generate enough lift to lift the capsule?

4 votes

Why was the Spitfire's elliptical wing almost uncopied by other aircraft of World War 2?

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What are the disadvantages of fitting underwing flaps to a Mirage III/5 fighter jets to lower landing speeds?

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Why should I not use a "lifting tail" on my ultralight design?

4 votes

How does lowering altitude conserve energy in Solar Impulse 2?

4 votes

What might a pilot mean by "uncontrollable"?

4 votes

How come sonic booms only occur once at the speed of sound and not multiple times?

4 votes

Is an "atmospheric geostationary satellite" feasible with current technology?

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Can you fly a plane in a wind tunnel?

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Why hasn't anyone tried making two propellers facing upwards and the other two facing downwards?

3 votes

If an elliptically-shaped aerofoil gives the optimum lift distribution, why aren't propeller blades designed around this ideal?

2 votes

How to Start a Jet Engine

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What software is used for aerodynamic wing shape optimization?

2 votes

For a small flying wing, can two motors with different speeds replace the ailerons?

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Do aircraft use the majority of their fuel to overcome friction?

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Why are swept wings better for breaking the sound barrier?