Martin Simons Model Aircraft Aerodynamics

ISBN 13: 9781854861214

Model Aircraft Aerodynamics

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9781854861214: Model Aircraft Aerodynamics

This is the latest edition - fully revised and updated - of the standard textbook on aerodynamic theory, as applied to model flight. Everything is explained in a concise and practical form for those enthusiasts who appreciate that a better understanding of model behaviour is the sure path to greater success and enjoyment, whether just for fun or in competition. The revisions for this new edition reflect the significant developments in model aircraft during the last few years, and include brand new data: - The chapter on aerofoils has been rewritten to take account of the vast amount of testing carried out recently in the USA by the University of Illinois. - A brand new chapter explains the latest research into the flight of birds and insects and how it is applied to small drones and model-sized surveillance aircraft. - Older wind tunnel test reports all replaced with the latest trials and measurements.

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Martin Simons' interest in aviation goes back more than sixty years. He remains actively involved in designing, building and flying model aircraft and full-scale sailplanes. Born in England in 1930, he now lives in Australia where for twenty-five years he was a senior lecturer in education at the University of Adelaide. He has published numerous articles and several books on model flying and was the editor of Australian Gliding magazine for ten years.

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