Design of Light Aircraft
|Author||: Richard D. Hiscocks|
Design of Light Aircraft by Richard D. Hiscocks
This Book is of interest to aeroplane enthusiasts. The elements of design are described in a historical context with many examples to illustrate and explain the process. Wing theory is examined together with the aerofoil selection process, scale effect, performance as required for a flight envelope aspects of stability and control, biplane theory, loads on components, structural stiffness requirements, flutter, fatigue life, and factors of safety. All are viewed in the light of practical requirements and good design practice. The Art that is required in design to balance the demands of performance, safety and cost is described. Often a highly precise analysis is not justified when the limitations of the theory and materials of construction are considered. In the design examples provided all of the arithmetic can be performed on a pocket calculator. Readers who do not have the time or inclination to study official airworthiness standards and texts written for specialists in aerodynamics and structures will find this book a useful design guide. Extensive data is provided for those who do not have ready access to a technical library.