The Design of the Airplane, Second Edition. Darrol Stinton, Loughborough University of Technology. print ISBN: . Which describes common-sense mechanics of design as they affect the flying qualities of aeroplanes needing only one pilot. DARROL STINTON. MBE, CEng. Results 1 – 30 of 43 The Design of the Aeroplane by Darrol Stinton and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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The nature of air; Arrangement of surfaces; Drag, flaps and wakes. Oc, hulls and floats; Choice of landing gear; Longitudinal stability; Control surfaces; Lateral and directional stability and spinning; How big and how heavy.

Power for flight; Reciprocating engines; Turbine engines – and a range equation. His test flying spanned 35 years and more than types of aircraft, first as an experimental test pilot at Farnborough; then 20 years as airworthiness certification test pilot for the UK Civil Aviation Authority on light aeroplanes and seaplanes, before turning freelance. Layout, including ‘Using the back of an envelope’; Appendices; Index.


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He is qualified test pilot and aeronautical engineer who worked in the design offices of the If and De Havilland aircraft companies before joining the RAF.

Section 5 – Project Examples: Section 3 – Performance: Section 2 – Aerodynamics: His company specializes in cross-fertilization between aircraft and marine craft design and operation.

Hubin, ‘The Science of Flight’ on the first edition “This is a well-written and interesting text that should be enjoyed by a wide spectrum of readers” Light Aviation, Spring Looks like you are currently in United States but have requested a page in the Austria site. A new chapter, on “Using the back of an envelope”, shows how to make “ballpark” technical judgements.

Section 4 – Operational Characteristics: Mathematics – which general readers may skip – is the minimum needed to work out common sense shapes, aimed at meeting the certification requirements of the three world airworthiness authorities: Airworthiness the object; Vocabulary of Design.


Description The new edition of this classic textbook, used by universities, training schools, industry and enthusiasts, has been extended to feature a number of new studies in practical aeroplane design. Design of the Aeroplane, 2nd Edition. Land and seaplanes are included, from microlight and commuter, to a seat surface-effect ekranoplan regional transport, to satisfy specific markets. Table of contents Reviews Features Section 1 – Introduction: Would you like to change to the Austria site?