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21 votes
3 answers
6k views

Do fighter jets have deicing in their wings?

14 votes
2 answers
14k views

Why do Western fighters' afterburner glow is reddish orange while Eastern Bloc fighters' is blue?

10 votes
1 answer
3k views

Do rivets on airframe need special sealant to be airtight on pressurized airliners?

10 votes
1 answer
381 views

How do flaps deploy and stow with very large wing flex?

9 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why did most WWII Allied piston engines not use fuel injection?

8 votes
1 answer
727 views

How difficult is it to design a high bypass turbofan given a military derived core?

5 votes
1 answer
975 views

When did fighter jet designers stop prioritizing Whitcomb's Area Rule?

5 votes
1 answer
626 views

Why are all-moving horizontal stabilizers common but all-moving rudders rare on fighters?

5 votes
1 answer
902 views

Why is YF22 designed with conventional rudders while YF23 with all-moving rudders?

5 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why don't air-cooled radial engines use fuel to cool the oil?

4 votes
3 answers
560 views

Do large non-pressurized metal planes have a maximum fatigue cycle?

3 votes
3 answers
296 views

How are these parameters derived from readings of sensors in an aircraft: angle of attack, slip angle, and airspeed?

3 votes
1 answer
360 views

Are WWII turbochargers reliable?

3 votes
2 answers
155 views

How is crankcase ventilation handled in R-2800?

2 votes
1 answer
89 views

How do airliners with engines mounted on places other than wings suppress wing flutter?

2 votes
2 answers
504 views

Is the Meredith effect utilized in the cowling design of air-cooled engines?

2 votes
3 answers
790 views

Is there a practical carbon-free jet fuel?

2 votes
2 answers
261 views

How do bearings in a jet engine keep water out when it's been cleaned?

2 votes
1 answer
572 views

Would a de-aerating fuel tank have any benefits?

1 vote
5 answers
2k views

Why some WWII fighters still have fabric/wood control surfaces?

1 vote
1 answer
214 views

Are turbofans compensated for gyro effect?

0 votes
2 answers
314 views

How do you use a flexible drive shaft?

0 votes
2 answers
200 views

What is the main reason of air-cooled radials producing much less HP/L compared to liquid cooled Vs?