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I'm going through one of my cyclical interests in aircraft, so I thought this would be a good place to start collecting resources related to aircraft design.

 

Please feel free to add more, including on more esoteric topics. My practical experience is limited almost entirely to models and the like, so I tend to hove to a few simple rules which suit low-speed designs using props.

 

1. Basic principles

 

http://adg.stanford.edu/aa241/AircraftDesign.html

 

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-01-unified-engineering-i-ii-iii-iv-fall-2005-spring-2006/systems-labs-06/spl8.pdf

 

 

2. Wing and airfoil selection

 

http://www.wainfan.com/wingdes.pdf

 

http://airfoiltools.com/calculator/reynoldsnumber?MReNumForm%5Bvel%5D=60&MReNumForm%5Bchord%5D=1.5&MReNumForm%5Bkvisc%5D=1.5111E-5&yt0=Calculate

 

http://itlims.meil.pw.edu.pl/zsis/pomoce/BIPOL/BIPOL_1_handout_8A.pdf

 

http://m-selig.ae.illinois.edu/ads/aircraft.html

 

http://airfoiltools.com/search/index

 

 

 

 

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Some resources relating to props:

 

http://www.experimentalaircraft.info/articles/aircraft-propeller.php (subject intro)

 

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/774836.pdf (paper on prop design, including structural issues)

 

http://www.esoteric-david.eu/prilohy/HPB_3.pdf (fairly non-technical paper on prop efficiency)

 

http://personal.osi.hu/fuzesisz/opc_eng/ (prop calculator for RC models)

 

Edit: http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/BA-Background.htm (the bootstrap approach)

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Anyone have anything substantial on magnus effect stuff?

 

I've played with it some but I'm still at the follow and replicate other people's kentucky fried chicken bucket remote control flyers etc level more than building or designing the full on flying John Deere combine multiple rotary airfoil stuff

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