Tailless Aircraft in Theory and Practice (Aiaa Education Series)

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9781563470943: Tailless Aircraft in Theory and Practice (Aiaa Education Series)
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The results of a long-term collaboration between a mathematician and a designer, builder, and flier of tailless sailplane models. They provide a comprehensive and practical overview of flying wings, both sailplanes and powered craft. The topics include the aerodynamic principles, stability, control, flight characteristics, design, hanggliders, prejudices and myths, and examples. Accessible to lay readers with some background in flying or aerodynamics. Translated from the 1990 German original. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Text: English (translation)
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