Will Martin
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What kind of jet plane is this?
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Go to Oshkosh (Air-Venture). You'll see several of these in flying condition. There's also one in Udvar-Hazy (the OTHER Smithsonian Air and Space museum south of the Dulles airport in DC). The ...

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Would a two-seat light fixed-wing aircraft with a landing speed of 20 knots and a top speed of 180 knots be technically possible?
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I didn't see anyone mention the rule of thumb that very few aircraft designs have a stall speed slower than 1/4 the cruise speed. You are asking for a design with a stall speed that is 1/10 the ...

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How do Hoerner Wingtips work?
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Wings create a miniature weather system around themselves. The Angle of Attack pressurizes air under the wing and depressurizes it over the wing. Air seeks to equalize this pressure all around the ...

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Why are airliners not inherently "speed stable"?
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I love the way everybody avoids talking about gliders when speaking of pitch stability, which is essentially the same thing as speed stability. Yes, changing thrust does affect where an aircraft ...

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Why would Boeing's MCAS be preferable to a modified Feel and Centering Unit?
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The root of the problem with the MCAS is that the Angle of Attack sensor is near the nose instead of on the leading edge of the wing, where it belongs. It's supposed to be measuring the Angle of ...

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How does the aneroid wafer expands? (ASI)
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The irony here is that aeronautical engineers build models of air flow based on a misapplication of data from pressure taps fed into the Bernoulli Equation to calculate airspeed at the surface of the ...

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