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51 votes

Why does the Boeing 787 engine nacelle exhaust have such an unusual shape?

25 votes

Why are aircraft turbine blades made of nickel alloys?

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How do landing gear retracting into the wing affect performance when deployed?

9 votes

Why are aircraft external lights round, not tear-drop shaped?

9 votes

Would it be viable to install a screen in front of jet intakes to prevent them from sucking in birds?

9 votes

Why do planes need a roll motion?

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Why is the GP7200-powered A380 fleet not grounded?

8 votes
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What is the method to calculate a finite wing's lift from its sectional airfoil shape?

8 votes

Which air stream pressure / speed is measured by the pitot?

7 votes

What is the simplest way to explain a sonic boom that is still technically correct?

6 votes

What is a vortex generator?

6 votes

Inviscid aerodynamics: why is circulation zero at the wingtip?

5 votes

How many four-engine commercial passenger jetliner types are currently in use?

4 votes

Why doesn't ice form on the fuselage?

4 votes

What is profile drag?

4 votes

Is wing flex good?

4 votes

Why do only some aircraft require tail anti-icing?

4 votes

Is freezing of windows normal in airlines?

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What causes the reduction in speed across the shockwave?

4 votes

Are aircraft with counter-rotating props or Down Between Engines less likely to develop asymmetric icing?

4 votes

Why do we never see high-bypass turbofan engines sharing the same nacelle on large airliners and similar aircraft?

3 votes

What is Alpha protection?

3 votes

Is there a surface of a commercial jet exposed to air flow at speed near Mach 1?

3 votes

Why do planes not fly "backwards" (up from the planes POV) when in a vertical climb?

3 votes

What is the purpose of flutter testing?

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Is a swept wing the better option against the winglet

3 votes

What is the aerodynamic motivation behind vortex generators?

2 votes

What happens to Flight Testing Aircraft after Testing is over?

2 votes

Will wind tunnel modelling ever be completely replaced by computer models?

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What is the bypass air in a turbofan engine actually for?