Section 3: Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight


AEROFOILS
1 Shape
2 Camber
3 Chord
4 Span
5 Aspect Ratio
6 Streamlining
7 Angle of Attack
8 Vortex Generator

FORCES ACTING ON THE WING
1 Airflow
2 Pressure Distribution
3 Downwash
4 Lift/Drag
5 Stalling Angle
6 Centre of Pressure
7 Profile Drag
8 Induced Drag
9 Parasite Drag

THRUST
1 Turbo-Prop
2 Turbo-Jet
3 Propeller Thrust and Torque
4 Blade Angle
5 Angle of Attack
6 Geometric Pitch
7 Variable Pitch
8 Propeller Efficiency
9 Slipstream, Gyroscopic and Asymmetric Effects

WEIGHT
1 Centre of Gravity
2 Wing Loading
3 Forces Acting on the Aircraft in Manoeuvres
4 Load Factor
5 Gust Loads
6 Relationship of Weight and Load Factor on Stalling Speeds

EQUILIBRIUM
1 Forces Acting on an Aircraft in Flight
2 Balancing of Forces
3 Slipstream
4 Downwash

CONTROL
1 Control Surfaces
2 Pitch, Roll and Yaw
3 Relationship Between Yaw and Roll
4 Static and Dynamic Balancing of Controls
5 Trim and Trimming Devices

STABILITY AND INSTABILITY
1 Aircraft Axes and Planes of Movement
2 Longitudinal Stability
3 Lateral Stability
4 Directional Stability
5 Inherent Stability
6 Sweepback
7 Dihedral
8 Horizontal Stabilizers
9 Vertical Stabilizers
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