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Do vapor clouds increase the radar scross section of an aircraft?
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As with most things involving the military, the latest generation of radar detection is classified, and no one really knows all the tricks it uses to work. However, ignoring the newest bells and ...

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How to correct a roll due to turbulence?
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I'm not sure I would agree with the advise of your instructor, but this is perhaps what he wants you to learn. The Piper Cherokee has a small amount of dihedral built into it's wings. This dihedral ...

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Wouldn't a triplane be much more efficient than a monoplane of same wing area?
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Wouldn't a triplane be much more efficient than a monoplane of same wing area? In strictly forward flight probably, but what are you looking to gain? You could make the mono wing have a higher ...

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Why do the inlet cones on an SR-71 retract at higher speeds while the one on a MiG-21 extends at higher speeds?
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Unfortunately this answer is going to be speculative as I was not part of the design team for either aircraft. However I would have chosen similar behavior. The first thing to note, is neither of ...

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What would be the ideal plane specs that minimizes consumption for 1000 kg of cargo payload (slow speed, wing span, whatever..)?
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To truly answer this question you would have to outline all the theories of aerospace engineering and explain how they interact with each other. Everything on an aircraft is a trading game, you want ...

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What is the future for auto-pilots?
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99% of the time pilots spend on an airplane is basically automated. Flying a strait line doesn't take much input other than making minor adjustments to account for wind direction ect... Landing ...

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Disadvantages of using thrust vectoring only in an aircraft with variable rotation nacelles such as the X-19
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The advantages: Short/Vertical takeoff. More control of the aircraft. The disadvantages: Everything else. You mention increased efficiency, but I don't see how that would be possible. The most ...

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