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Guy Inchbald
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How exactly did engineers come to the final design of jets like the F-16 or SR-71?

36 votes
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Is there an example of a classic aviation engineering moment when engineers had to discard all their work due to the wrong approach?

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Are there any aircraft that either fold or employ folding in their design (such as with origami)?

28 votes

Why is paragliding not an old invention?

27 votes
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Plane that always flies into the wind?

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What is the physical explanation for the pre-stall judder in a Spitfire?

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Has the construction team of the Northrop Grumann B-2 Spirit made use of the features of the German Horten Ho 229?

11 votes

What would an all-flying aileron look like, and would it be a good idea?

10 votes

Why hasn’t the Wankel rotary engine seen more use in aircraft?

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Why didn’t the Me 163 experience the serious handling problems suffered by other similarly-designed semitailless aircraft?

8 votes

Why are/were there almost no tricycle-gear biplanes?

7 votes

Why do jet engine igniters require huge voltages?

7 votes

Is co-flow jet wing technology workable?

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Why were the ailerons of the Fokker Dr. I (Red Baron) located on the top wing?

7 votes

What is MCAS trying to fix on B737 MAX?

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Can an aircraft have a lifting fuselage that only generates lift at certain speeds?

6 votes

Can I simply use multiple turbojet engines to fly supersonic?

6 votes

Is a trimmed flight not always an unstable system?

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Why was building the Saab Viggen such an achievement of canard design?

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Why does the mass penalty of cantilever vs externally braced wing decrease with aircraft size?

6 votes

Do turbofan nacelles generate lift?

6 votes

Did the Germans ever use captured Allied aircraft against the Allies?

6 votes

Why angle of attack is always shown against the relative wind parallel to horizon?

6 votes

Why do countries not bound by US law comply with the FAA's originate airworthiness directives?

5 votes

Is a jet engine's shaft neutral in the direction of thrust?

5 votes

Are we on the "wrong boat" with eliptical spanload all these years?

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Why do all fifth generation fighters (J20, F22, SU57) put their wing above the fuselage?

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How to reduce the noise of the supersonic passage(bang)?

5 votes

What are variable stator vanes?

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Were leading edge ailerons tested?

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