astronautical engineers


Aircraft fuel systems 982

An aircraft fuel system is designed to make fuel available to the engine at all times. The fuel tanks and reserve tanks are located at the wings of the aircraft and one in the belly of the aircraft inside next to the wings below the seats called center tank. vent […]


types of Jet Engines 751

In order for a plane to fly it needs thrust, this is attained by the heart of the aircraft that is the gas turbine jet engine. a small plane can be powered by a normal gasoline or diesel 4 stroke engine as described in my engine article but a large […]


Parts of a helicopter & how it flies 464

A helicopter is an aircraft that derives both lift and propulsion from one or more sets of horizontally revolving overhead rotors rendering it capable of moving vertically and horizontally. below are its major parts and how they function.  Engine and transmission – The engine is of turbo-shaft jet engine type […]


emergency equipment & systems in an aircraft 785

This are the equipment and systems employed in-case of emergency i.e like when a plane gets lost or crashes in order to track it, the passengers, flight crew, the pilot & co-pilot. They include :- flight data recorder (FDR) – keeps history of recent history of flight in a plane […]


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 […]


plane wheels & tyres 740

Plane wheels and tyres are a very critical and sensitive part of a plane. in combination with the strut they combine together to form a planes oleo-pneumatic strut. plane wheels are classified in two:- loose/detachable flange type divided wheels Fusible plugs are placed in some wheels with tubeless tires to […]


Classification of aerospace vehicles 681

There are many types of aerospace vehicles. They include :- Aerostatic balloon – used as an aerospace vehicle for the most opulent and creme de la creme. This was first engineered by french and is also known as hot air balloon.   Airship (zeppelin) – This is a power driven […]


seals & pipelines 454

seals and pipelines are used in transportation of hydraulic fluids in a plane. HYDRAULIC FLUIDS IN A PLANE they include:- DEF STAN 91 – 48 – mineral fluid for high pressures and low temperatures. it is coloured red. SKYDROL – it is a phosphate ester based synthetic hydraulic fluid . […]


fire detection in airplanes 776

  An airplane just like any other man made object can be prone to fire. It is therefore deemed necessary to fire proof or eliminate causes of fire in the airplane. Designated fire zones – engines, auxiliary power unit, wheel wells, cargo compartments, lavatories, bleed air ducts & electronic bays. […]


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 […]