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43 votes
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How and why can multiple people control the Boeing B-29?

41 votes

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

26 votes

Why are 3- or 4-seat gliders so rare?

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Identify Aircraft in Petra Album Art

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What does "out of trim" mean?

23 votes

Why do most ARFF trucks tend to be so angular?

23 votes

Is it possible to fly backward if you have really strong headwind?

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Why do sailplanes have such large tails?

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Why do planes need a roll motion?

19 votes

Why does camouflage make some planes fly slower?

17 votes

Can gliding your plane save fuel?

16 votes

Is this contrail from an airplane or a rocket?

16 votes

Why does RPM for a fixed-pitch propeller change with an aircraft's pitch?

15 votes

Is a trimmed flight not always an unstable system?

15 votes

What is the most 'environmentally friendly' way to learn to fly?

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Is it normal for gliders not to have attitude indicators?

15 votes

How much do propellers stutter?

14 votes

Why are planes required to cruise at round flight levels only above 18000 ft of altitude?

14 votes

What is the name of the effect that causes a plane in a dive to go up?

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In a banked turn, why does the center of gravity, rather than the center of lift, follow the path of a circular arc?

13 votes

Can gliders and single-engine planes have vortices?

13 votes

What would be the safest way to drop thousands of small, hard objects from a typical, high wing, GA airplane?

12 votes

Why do airports remove/realign runways?

12 votes

How high can an airplane be spotted with eyesight?

12 votes

What are the least powerful airplanes that ever flew?

11 votes

Why are Li-ion batteries not being used in aircraft but are widely used in electric vehicle industry?

11 votes

Why is this plane struggling to gain altitude?

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How do you calculate the ground distance in a climb?

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Do sectional charts indicate which runways have lighting installed?

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What causes a plane to lose its roll momentum

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