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jamesqf
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34 votes
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How do "tip jet" helicopters cancel the torque effect of the main rotor?

29 votes

Do any aircraft carry boats?

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Why do piston engines in aircraft burn fuel at a higher rate than a comparable car engine?

16 votes

How do rocket engines produce more thrust than aircraft jet engines?

11 votes

Why can't you just set the altimeter to field elevation?

11 votes

Will computational fluid dynamics (CFD) ever be 100% correct?

9 votes

Why do planes need a roll motion?

8 votes

Why don’t airliners have temporary liveries?

8 votes

If an elliptically-shaped aerofoil gives the optimum lift distribution, why aren't propeller blades designed around this ideal?

7 votes
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What was the last rocket-plane?

6 votes

Why are planes allowed to fly with just one pilot?

4 votes

Why would an airport have a beacon light on when there's no traffic?

4 votes

Why do we not see propellers on swept wings or jet engines on straight wings?

4 votes

Could New York build a new mega airport?

3 votes

Why does the Boeing 747 have a nickname but other aircraft do not?

3 votes

Why are older airplanes still in use?

3 votes

Why do suborbital planes feature H-tail and/or large wingtips?

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Why do pilots typically start out in piston-engined aircraft, rather than jets or turboprops?

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Is it possible to design a GA plane with a 5' -10' wing span?

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Is it possible to fly 'in neutral'?

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Do small civilian aircraft have autopilots?

3 votes

Why can't we use bleed air instead of oxygen cylinders?

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Can you fly 2000 miles on an engine that costs less than $500k? If so, what type of engine?

3 votes

What made Concorde so heavy?

2 votes

Is there an advantage to combining trim function with yoke?

2 votes

Why don't short runways use ramps for takeoff?

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Rocket Thrust vs Air breathing jet engine why is a rocket better

2 votes

How is ATC handed for private rural airstrips?

2 votes

Why doesn't the plane accelerate/move forward when it's at rest, if the propeller is spinning?

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Why don't airliners have rudders on the winglets?