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Art of Flight (Hardcover) (John Watkinson)

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Watkinson presents a book on aircraft and aviation that falls in the forbidden zone between amateur and professional, providing non-specialists with enough substance and references that they can move to specialist grade if they choose. Distinguishing first between aerodynes--aircraft that stay aloft provided there is some kind of relative motion and corresponding expenditure of power--and aerostats--airships and balloons that stay along by buoyancy. Aerodynes fly, and he considers them here; aerostats float, and he does not. He covers introduction to flight, technical background, aerodynamics, power plant, flight information, control, performance, the airscrew-driven airplane, the helicopter, and surface effect. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 437
Genre: Technology
Series Title: Library of Flight
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
Author: John Watkinson
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2016
TCIN: 51839088
UPC: 9781624103728
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-6034
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