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Aircraft Engineering

How Does a Jet Airliner Work? 

        This is a great informational video on the nitty-gritty of every operational aspect of an airliner. If there is absolutely anything that you want to know more about when it comes to jet airliners, I can almost guarantee that you will get your answers here. 


The Insane Engineering of the Concorde

        A neat video, by a neat guy, on a neat plane. This channel, generally, explains aeronautics and general engineering at a very cool level, and his description of the Concorde is no different.


Aircraft Propulsion


Turboprop vs. Piston

         Many people have an issue distinguishing the difference between piston engines and turboprops. Both engines are powerhouses for aircraft, and both of them spin the propeller, is the difference between the two a big deal? The answer is yes. Because engines are both very different. They have a drastic difference in operation, performance, and cost. And if you are curious why then this video is a great source of information for you. It does a great job of explaining the differences as well as the pros and cons of these two engines.


Jet Propulsion Systems

How Jet Engines Work - Video

Scramjets Engines - Informational Website

The SR-71's J-58 Turboramjet - A Visualization


Aircraft Propulsion Types

       This video by Joyplanes does a great job of explaining all of the different types of propulsion systems out there. He explains the pros and cons of each type of propulsion as well as which types of aircraft you would find these propulsion systems on


The F-35 Lightning II

        Have you ever wondered about the insane engineering of the F-35? Or how one jet engine can lift a jet weighing 50% more than the F-16 straight up into the air? Or how it maintains a somewhat stealthy profile through the air. This video explains it all. As well as certain statistics about this new and improved aircraft.


How Do Flight Controls Work? 

        Many people wonder how flight controls work in planes that aren't fly by wire (meaning they don't have a computer converting pilot inputs to control surface movement. Here is a good video explaining the engineering behind conventional flight controls. Note: One exception to this if a fly-by-wire system. This system is used on many larger planes today and basically involves pilot inputs being sent to a computer which then hydraulically moves each control surface. 



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