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Design of the Aeroplane, 2nd Edition

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Design of the Aeroplane, 2nd Edition

Darrol Stinton

ISBN: 978-0-632-05401-5 November 2001 Wiley-Blackwell 724 Pages

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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.

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: FAA (USA), British CAA and European JAA. Land and seaplanes are included, from microlight and commuter, to a 30-seat surface-effect (ekranoplan) regional transport, to satisfy specific markets. A new chapter, on "Using the back of an envelope", shows how to make "ballpark" technical judgements.

Darrol Stinton MBE, PhD, CEng, FRAeS, FRINA, MIMechE, RAF(Retd) was born in New Zealand and grew up in England. He is qualified test pilot and aeronautical engineer who worked in the design offices of the Blackburn and De Havilland aircraft companies before joining the RAF.

His test flying spanned 35 years and more than 340 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.

He has lectured regularly at the Empire Test Pilots' School, Loughborough University, the Royal Aeronautical Society (of which he is pas Vice President), and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. His company specializes in cross-fertilization between aircraft and marine craft design and operation.

Section 1 - Introduction: Airworthiness the object; Vocabulary of Design. Section 2 - Aerodynamics: The nature of air; Arrangement of surfaces; Drag, flaps and wakes. Section 3 - Performance: Power for flight; Reciprocating engines; Turbine engines - and a range equation. Section 4 - Operational Characteristics: Fuselages, hulls and floats; Choice of landing gear; Longitudinal stability; Control surfaces; Lateral and directional stability and spinning; How big and how heavy. Section 5 - Project Examples: Layout, including 'Using the back of an envelope'; Appendices; Index
* 'an unusually well written and interesting text by an author with sterling credentials' - W.N. 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 2002

* a classic text on practical aircraft design
* the first update since 1983
* 'an unusually well written and interesting text by an author with sterling credentials' - W.N. Hubin, 'The Science of Flight'
* a companion to the author's 'Anatomy of the Aeroplane' and 'Flying Qualities of the Aeroplane'