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What is this little "rod" thing on the back of the F-22 for?

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Why was the nose gear of Concorde located so far aft?

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How can business jets cruise so fast?

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For large commercial jets is it possible to land and slow sufficiently to leave the runway without using reverse thrust or brakes

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Help ID a WW1 Plane

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How does the Yak-130 fly with blocked engine inlets?

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Why are the trailing edges of wings not always made as 'sharp' as possible?

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Can an aircraft use ram air to generate power while flying?

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Why has structural efficiency (OEW / MTOW) not improved despite increasing use of carbon fiber?

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How can citizens assist at an aircraft crash site?

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Why don't airliner vertical tails extend to the very aft of the fuselage?

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What are these pipelines for between the folding wing mechanism of F4 Phantom II FGR2 and Buccaneer?

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Can you weld a propeller blade from 120 degrees to 180?

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What plane is most similar to the LEGO Firefighter Aircraft 42152?

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What U-2 design challenges are still challenging?

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What is name of this part on a helicopter?

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Which one of these flaps is used on take off and land?

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Why are the wheels of aircraft relatively small?

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What is the purpose of the sharp pods under airliner wings?

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How is lift produced when the aircraft is going down steeply?

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Why does a flat plate create less lift than an airfoil at the same AoA?

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Why is a dedicated compressor more efficient than using bleed air to pressurize the cabin?

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Why isn't the rudder below the tail?

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Why are the red/white control surfaces under the wing extended during a take off?

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Heating of XB-70 vs. SR-71

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How big would a single propeller need to be on a 737?

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Are there any active aircraft remaining that require a 5 person flight crew?

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Why was the skid landing gear located so far aft on the X-15?

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Buzz-saw noise from big turbofans at high thrust

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What fraction of fuel is consumed just for keeping a plane in the air?

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