Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
by Laurence K. Loftin, Jr.
Publisher: United States Government Printing 1985
Number of pages: 547
This volume traces the technical development of the airplane from a curiosity at the beginning of World War I to the highly useful machine of today. Included are significant aircraft that incorporated important technical innovations and served to shape the future course aeronautical development, as well as aircraft that represented the state of the art of aeronautical technology in a particular time frame or that were very popular and produced in great numbers.
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by D. I. Bazov - NASA
Principles of helicopter flight under various conditions are reviewed, giving special attention to the operation of the main rotor. Brief history of helicopter development is presented, together with a summary of the main components of a helicopter.
by Joseph M. Powers - University of Notre Dame
These are a set of class notes for a gas dynamics/viscous flow course taught to juniors in Aerospace Engineering. It is expected that the student has some familiarity with concepts such as material derivatives, control volume analysis, etc.
by Thanh Mung Lam - InTech
The book on aerial vehicles: design and development, UAV trajectory generation, unmanned helicopters, flight control system optimization, intelligent aerial vehicles, autonomous formation flight, asymmetric hovering flapping flight, and much more.
- Federal Aviation Administration
Weight and balance, two of the most important factors affecting flight safety, are thoroughly discussed in this handbook. Indispensable for those responsible for aircraft weight distribution - the engineers, designers, and pilots.