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  • Operative Features To A Fbw Aircraft
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    THE ROLE OF COMPUTERS IN FLY BY WIRE AIRCRAFT. AN INTRODUCTION TO FLY BY WIRE (FBW): Traditionally pilots use an inceptor (a wheel, control column, or sidestick) to manipulate cables that control pumps and hydraulic actuators. The actuators in turn operate surfaces such as flaps, ailerons and rudders to provide the necessary effect (e.g. roll left, yaw right etc). The FBW inceptor is usually a sidestick (so called because it is mounted on the pilot's side). Moving the stick generates electrical ...
  • Closer Look At Icing Conditions On Aircraft
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    Introduction Plane crashes occur for a number of reasons. There seems to be a consensus with the general public that flying is dangerous, engines fail and planes crash. That is true some times, although the majority of plane crashes occur largely due to a combination of human error and mechanical failure. In much of aviation's accidents mechanical failure has been a contributing factor. It is impossible however to blame plane crashes on one reason since events leading up to an accident are so va...
  • Canard Configuration And The Flying Wing
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    Most people are familiar with the Standard Configuration, the most common airplane design. However, recent revelations in both military and general aviation have shown at least a slight movement toward different arrangements of an airplane's lift and control surfaces. These variations in aircraft structure include the canard configuration and the flying wing. First, we must understand the basic principles of flight before any different configurations of lift surfaces can be discussed. In order f...
  • F 14 Tomcat Wing
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    F-14 TOMCAT Wing span: 64 feet un swept; 38 feet swept Length: 62 feet 7 inches Height: 16 feet Weight: Empty: 40,104 pounds Maximum take-off: 74,348 pounds Speed: Maximum: 1,544 mph Cruise: 576 mph Ceiling: More than 56,000 feet Power plant: Two Pratt and Whitney TF-30-P 412 A turbofan engines with afterburners; F-14 B and F-14 D: F-110-GE-400 augmented turbofan engines with afterburner Crew: two Contractor: Grumman Aerospace-14 Tomcat, sleek, powerful, deadly, and the real star of the movie To...
  • Prototypes Of Flying Wing Aircraft Design
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    1 When questions are asked about the flying wing, there are those that undoubtedly mention the B 2 Spirit "Stealth Bomber". Most tend to emphasize the great cost and complexity of these aircraft rather than its elemental design. Those of an earlier generation may mention aircraft built by Northrop in the nineteen fifties. These aircraft were considered radically ahead of their time. They started with reciprocating engines turning propellers and eventually evolved into pure jet aircraft. This int...
  • Physics To An Airplane's Flight
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    Physics of Airplanes The physics of airplanes is quite complex. This writing will just be going over the basic physics of how airplanes work it will also go through what their roles are today and how important aircrafts are today. In short the main concept of airplanes is the flight. Although there is much more physics to an airplane's flight, this writing will go over the main idea of lift. The main factors that affect the lift are the area of the wing, shape, angle, tilt and speed. These will ...

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