aircraft


Spoilers, thrust reversers & Air brakes 1160

There are many ways to increase drag and reduce speed in an aircraft either when on the ground or on air, these includes spoilers, thrust reversers and air brakes. other methods of braking include wheel brakes, drogue parachutes and dive brakes. We will cover all these below :- spoilers – […]


Flaps found in an airplane 700

There are many types of airplane flaps but they all fall under two categories :- leading edge flaps Trailing edge flaps in the leading edge include Plain, slotted and Fowler flaps while in the trailing edge include Krueger flaps, slats, and slots. TYPES OF FLAP This combines both leading edge […]


Aeronautical structures & forces 640

stringer – this is a tie that surrounds the airplane. it takes tensile stresses or forces given by the fuselage structure by pressurization.The formers too resist this stresses. the two are shown below :- landing gear – has oleo pneumatic struts that resist compressive stresses when landing. Adhesive bonding processes […]


Ice protection systems 718

Ice on a plane can be dangerous and can sometimes prove to be fatal if it gets into a planes major components or windscreen hence there is need for ice protection. To get rid of this ice there are a couple of ways :- Fluid ice protection system – it […]


cockpit Explained 430

Have u ever entered a plane or seen it in a movie and the cockpit  looks like this : -what are all this gadgets and avionics?is there a way to memorize them all? if the pilots can, we also can. Well will cover each part one by one and to […]


specialized aircrafts 2585

This are aircrafts that perform their functions differently that the normal planes. The specialized aircraft combine or use different gadgets to enhance aerodynamics or increase performance. Flaperons – This performs both jobs of ailerons and flaps. they are structurally sound even though they are made of light material and are […]


Airplane Wing & Landing Gear structure 768

Wings As elaborated in what makes an aeroplane fly? the aerofoil in the wing is the one that makes it fly.it is therefore in order that we discuss the wing structure in more detail. Types of airplane wing construction Bi-plane – This airplane wing structure is used in some aircrafts. […]


what makes an aeroplane fly?

Have you ever come to wonder what makes an aeroplane fly, how it goes up and defies the laws of gravity. In order to find out why we must find out the forces acting on an aeroplane :- LIFT – force generated by the aerofoil that tends to push an […]


Parts of an Aeroplane 572

In order to understand aeronautical engineering we first need to understand the basic aeroplane and its parts : –    The parts of an aircraft come together like a jigsaw puzzle as a work of art an a masterpiece that is aeronautical engineering. To understand better aeronautical engineering will have […]