Flight Controls & Aircraft Systems

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Animated Engines – These simple animations show how common piston engines (4-stroke, 2-stroke, and the old fashioned rotary engines) and turbine engines work.

Propellor Performance – An in-depth look at the performance of propellors vs. airspeed. This helps explain why putting a bigger engine into a propellor-driven airplane doesn’t help to improve maximum airspeed as much as reducing drag.

Related & Recommended Books

  • Aircraft Systems for Pilots by Dale De Remer