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Aircraft Design
This book explains the aircraft design process from the perspective of naval combat aircraft design. The authors bring experience in design with Douglas Aircraft, General Dynamics, and flying in the U.S. Navy. | |

Airfoil Selection
This book is a reprint of a series of articles first published in Kitplanes magazine. This book gives a basic understanding of airfoil geometry and how that geometry affects the aerodynamic characteristics of an airfoil and the characteristics of an airplane using that airfoil. | |

Airplane Design
This book is a reprint of a series of articles first published in Kitplanes magazine. These articles focus on "bite-sized" pieces of the overall design problem. Many articles are accompanied by computer program code listings. | |

Airplane Design Part I: Preliminary Sizing Of Airplanes
Part one of Dr. Roskam's eight part series on airplane design, this volume covers estimating takeoff gross weight, empty weight & mission fuel weight, sensitivity studies, estimating wing area, takeoff thrust and maximum clean, takeoff and landing lift, sizing to stall speed, takeoff distance, landing distance, climb, maneuvering and cruise speed requirements, and matching of all performance requirements.
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Airplane Design Part II: Preliminary Configuration Design And Integration Of The Propulsion System
Part two of Dr. Roskam's eight part series on airplane design, this volume covers the selection of the overall configuration, design of cockpit and fuselage layouts, integration of the propulsion system, method for wing planform design, verifying clean airplane maximum lift, coefficient and sizing high lift devices, empennage, control surface, landing gear sizing and disposition, weight and balance analysis, and stability and control analysis & drag polar determination.
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Airplane Design Part III: Layout Design Of Cockpit, Fuselage, Wing & Empennage : Cutaways & Inboard Profiles
Part three of Dr. Roskam's eight part series on airplane design, this volume covers cockpit layout design Considerations for the fuselage layout, interior layout design of the fuselage, fuselage structural design considerations, wing aerodynamic and operational design, wing structural design considerations, empennage aerodynamic and operational design considerations, empennage structural & integration design consideration, integration of propulsion system, structural arrangement & material selection.
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Airplane Design Part IV: Design Of Landing Gear & Systems
Part four of Dr. Roskam's eight part series on airplane design, this volume covers
Landing gear layout design, flight control system layout data, fuel system layout design, hydraulic system design, electrical system layout design, environmental control system layout design, cockpit instrumentation, flight management & avionics system layout, de-icing and anti-icing system layout design, escape system layout design, water and waste systems layout design, safety and survivability considerations.
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Airplane Design Part V: Component Weight Estimation
Part five of Dr. Roskam's eight part series on airplane design, this volume covers estimating airplane component weights, estimating airplane moments of inertia, methods for detailed airplane component & grouping weights, Vn diagram methods, class II method for structure weight, class II method for powerplant weight, class II method for fixed equipment weight, data and methods for center of gravity, location of individual components airplane moments and products of inertia, data base for airplane component weights, data base for non-dimensional gyration.
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Airplane Design Part VI: Preliminary Calculation Of Aerodynamic Thrust And Power Characteristics
Part six of Dr. Roskam's eight part series on airplane design, this volume covers landing gear layout design, methods for estimating airplane drag with and without flaps, methods for estimating airplane lift with and without flaps, methods for estimating airplane pitching moment with and without flaps, methods for estimating installed thrust and power data, methods for estimating stability derivatives, methods for estimating control derivatives, methods for estimating hinge moment derivatives.
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Airplane Design Part VII: Determination Of Stability, Control & Performance Characteristics: FAR And Military Requirements
Part seven of Dr. Roskam's eight part series on airplane design, this volume covers controllability, maneuverability and trim, static and dynamic stability, ride and comfort characteristics, performance prediction methods, regulations for airplane performance, stability, and control, relationship between failure states, levels of performance and flying qualities.
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Airplane Design Part VIII: Airplane Cost Estimation: Design, Development, Manufacturing And Operating
Part eight of Dr. Roskam's eight part series on airplane design, this volume covers cost definitions and concepts, estimating research, development, test and evaluation cost, estimating prototyping cost, estimating manufacturing & acquisition cost, estimating operating cost, life cycle cost calculation, design optimization and design-to-cost, factors in airplane program decision making.
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Handbook of Airfoil Sections for Light Aircraft
This book is strictly a reference detailing various airfoils. Airfoil performance is charted as tested by NACA making it easy to pick an airfoil that is appropriate to the mission of your aircraft, rather than choosing based on fad. | |

The Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics
This book clearly explains basic aerodynamics without using pretentious technical jargon and dry scientific explanations. It's perfect for pilots, aircraft owners, homebuilders, and airplane mechanics. | |

Modern Combat Aircraft Design
Most books on combat aircraft are very superficial due to the complexity of the subject. This book aims to explain combat aircraft design adequately and in detail. References are made to various fighters in use today. | |

A Practical Guide to Airplane Performance and Design
This book is unusual in that key aerodynamic relationships are clarified with easy to use and easy to understand nomograms. As a result you can immediately make valid performance calculations for a new design, and see the consequences, or benefits, of changing design features. | |

Theoretical Aerodynamics
This book is a university text and reference book, and is considered a classic in the field. It covers nearly all aspects of aerodynamics. This is no easy read. It does help to be familiar with the elements of the differential and integral calculus. | |

Theory of Flight
A balanced, well written account of fundamental fluid dynamics. It is one of the clearer presentations of uncompressed air flow. It is designed for the college senior or begining graduate student, and assumes a knowledge of the principles of calculus and some familiarity with general mechanics. | |

Theory of Wing Sections
Concise complilation of the subsonic aerodynamic characteristics of modern NASA wing sections together with a description of their geometry and associated theory. |

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