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Fallacies of popular aerodynamic teachings based on misapplication of Bernoulli's law are revealed, and more appropriate description of wing operation is presented in terms of Newton's laws. Explanation of wing operation is then expanded to include how and why performance is affected by design variables of span, chord, aspect ratio, camber, washout, taper and sweep. Aircraft configuration is also discussed.
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The author, retired from General Motors Research and product development, is named as sole inventor in sixteen US Patents in fields of electronics, gas turbine engines, fuel cells and automotive lighting. He holds the MS degree in Physics, and is a pilot and aircraft owner who found popular explanations of flight inadequate. This book is intended to provide better explanation in Newtonian terms.Review:
"I recommend Craig's 150 page book (ISBN 0-9646806-2-9, $17)to all pilots and would-be pilots." -- Peter Garrison, Flying Magazine, July 1999
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Book Description Regenerative Press, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SONG0964680629