AEROSPACE UNIT 2- Experimental Aircraft

LEARNING TARGETS

I will be able to discuss basic piston-driven engine design for a propeller driven aircraft during this unit:

 

I will be able to sketch and discuss basic jet engine design during this unit:

Jet Engine

I will be able to sketch and discuss basic scram jet engine design during this unit:

I will be able to discuss the radical new features proposed for a SABRE hybrid jet/scram jet/rocket engine during this unit
I will be able to discuss the emerging technology of solar powered flight during this unit as well as the reasons driving that technology during this unit
I will be able to discuss why emerging technologies can work perfectly well but ultimately still fail (for example the flying boat, the flying pancake or the Rutan VariEze)
I will present and discuss the problems with flying aircraft on Mars (in an environment where air is almost totally absent)
I will be able to present arguments to suggest why engine design drives aircraft design during this unit


 


 

 

 

Little Bo-Peep Has Lost Her Sheep

And Radar Cannot Find Them

They'll All (face-to-face)

Meet in Parallel Space

Preceding Their Leaders

Behind Them