Northrop Flying Wings (X-Planes)
Northrop Flying Wings
With original artwork and rarely seen photos, Northrop Flying Wings is an invaluable resource about some of the most remarkable aircraft ever flown. World War II brought a need for very long-range bombers and Northrop received a contract for a 172-ft span bomber, the B-35. Several of these were built, gradually evolving into the definitive XB-35 configuration. Testing revealed that the aircraft was invisible to radar, but engineers struggled to overcome the design challenges and several pilots were lost in crashes. While the program was canceled in the 1950s, the concept extended into other highly innovative areas, such as the XP-56 and MX-324 Rocket Wing prototype fighters. But the greatest legacy was the first operational flying wing--the Northrop Grumman B-2 stealth bomber, which used much of the hard-won experience from the pioneering programs of half a century before.Half a century before the "flying wing" B-2 stealth bomber entered service, John K. "Jack" Northrop was already developing prototypes of a large "flying wing" strategic bomber, which would have been the most radical bombers of their age.
- ASIN: 1472825071
Northrop Flying Wings: A History of Jack Northrop's Visionary Aircraft
Northrop Flying Wings: A History of Jack Northrop's
This new book is an in-depth study covering John K. ""Jack"" Northrop's quest for a clean flying machine. Covered are: Northrop's initial N-1M project, the N-9M, XP-56, through the B-35 project, B-49 project, and the huge bombers planned only on the drawing board.Included are over 300 black and white and color photographs, as well as drawings and statistical data on all of the Northrop flying wing and tailless aircraft.Garry Pape is also the author of Queen of the Midnight Skies: The Story of American's Air Force Night Fighters. John and Donna Campbell are also the authors of Talisman: A Collection of Nose Art. Both books are available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
- Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
- ASIN: 0887406890
Wings to the Orient: Pan American Clipper Planes, 1935-1945 - A Pictorial History
The Ultimate Flying Wings of the Luftwaffe
The Ultimate Flying Wings of the
When the Allies crossed the Rhine, Hitler decreed to go down fighting to the last man. A strange triangular bomber launched the 'Nicht löschbares Feuer' over London, destroying the city. Later, a black boomerang of sixty metres dropped two tons of anthrax over Washington and New York, making them inhabitable for fifty years. Thankfully, the inextinguishable firebomb was a figment of H. G. Wells' imagination. However, the construction of the secret flying wings had commenced at the start of 1945. Indeed, one fighter took to the skies on its only test flight. If these radical fighters of the Luftwaffe had been pressed into service earlier, they may well have changed the outcome of the Second World War. Profusely illustrated with technical drawings and fascinating data and information on the Luftwaffe's most radical fighter and bomber projects, The Ultimate Flying Wings of the Luftwaffe chronicles these revolutionary designs. A fascinating book for the military historian, modellers and those interested in aviation, this shows how close Hitler may have come in winning the war.
- ASIN: 1781553726
The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)
The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings
With the Soviet Union’s launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight.Drawing on interviews with those who were there, Michelle Evans captures the drama and excitement of, yes, rocket science: how to handle the heat generated at speeds up to Mach 7, how to make a rocket propulsion system that could throttle, and how to safely reenter the atmosphere from space and make a precision landing.This book puts a human face on the feats of science and engineering that went into the X-15 program, many of them critical to the development of the Space Shuttle. And, finally, it introduces us to the largely unsung pilots of the X-15. By the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thirty-one American astronauts had flown into space—eight of them astronaut-pilots of the X-15. The X-15 Rocket Plane restores these pioneers, and the others who made it happen, to their rightful place in the history of spaceflight.Browse more spaceflight books at upinspace.org.
- Brand: Brand: University of Nebraska Press
- ASIN: 0803228406
Flying Wings of the Horten Brothers: (Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
Rotorcraft Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-21)
Rotorcraft Flying Handbook
The Rotorcraft Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter or gyroplane class rating. Certificated flight instructors may find this handbook a valuable training aid, since detailed coverage of aerodynamics, flight controls, systems, performance, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and aeronautical decision making is included. Topics, such as weather, navigation, radio navigation and communications, use of flight information publications, and regulations are available in other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications. This handbook conforms to pilot training and certification concepts established by the FAA. There are different ways of teaching, as well as performing flight procedures and maneuvers, and many variations in the explanations of aerodynamic theories and principles. This handbook adopts a selective method and concept to flying helicopters and gyroplanes. The discussion and explanations reflect the most commonly used practices and principles. Occasionally, the word “must” or similar language is used where the desired action is deemed critical. The use of such language is not intended to add to, interpret, or relieve a duty imposed by T...
- ASIN: 1490446699
Crazepony FPV Wing 600mm Wingspan RC Planes Adults Sonicmodell Mini FPV Flying Wing Racing Wing EPP RC Drone Airplane PNP Version 2 Sets Stickers
Crazepony FPV Wing 600mm Wingspan RC Planes Adults
Click here to know more about this FPV wing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLY9fLS64a4 Description: The 600mm Mini AR Wing is a pure breed racing wing. Smaller than last generation and keep all the awesome features. The high strength EPP material with built-in carbon fiber tube and strips makes it rigid and resistant to crashes and abuses. The compact size and pre-installed power system make the mini FPV wing easy to carry around and get you in the air in no time The high quality analog 8g servos ensure you have an agile and accurate performance Featuring a huge equipmet bay for it's size, you can load it with a 3S 1300mAh battery to get more than 10 minutes flying time. Included with Motor,ESC,and Servo This item does not include transmitter, receiver, battery, charger, Vtx and cameras. Item name: Mini AR wing Wingspan: 600mm Length: 212mm Flying speed: 10-70+km/h Motor: 1806 2400KV ESC: 30A w/5V/2A BEC Servos: Analog-8g Prop: HQ5045 Recommended battery: 3S 1300mAh Wing size: 8.84d㎡ Wing load: 39.5g/d㎡ Recommended max.flying weight: 400g Max.flying time: 12minutes Compared With AR Wing 900mm: - Mini AR Wing has smaller wingspan, only 600mm. - Mini AR Wing only has two nose covers. - Mini AR Wing wing and fuselage are Unassemblable. - Mini AR Wing comes with 1806 mot...
- Color: As Shown
- Brand: Crazepony
- ASIN: B07H5CN6ZP
- UPC: 673400137791
The Standard Pilot Log (Black): ASA-SP-30 (Standard Pilot Logbooks)
The Standard Pilot Log (Black): ASA-SP-30 (Standard Pilot
The finest and most verstile logbooks for aviators. ASA's logbooks have been "The Standard" of the industry for over 30 years and comply with the FAA's recordkeeping requirements. With so many options, there is a logbook that's right for you. Versatile, easy-to-use and flexible enough to fit any pilot's needs, student or ATP.
- Brand: Brand: Aviation Supplies Academics, Inc.
- ASIN: 1560273283
The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space
The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings
With the Soviet Union's launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight. Drawing on interviews with those who were there, Michelle Evans captures the drama and excitement of, yes, rocket science: how to handle the heat generated at speeds up to Mach 7, how to make a rocket propulsion system that could throttle, and how to safely reenter the atmosphere from space and make a precision landing. This book puts a human face on the feats of science and engineering that went into the X-15 program, many of them critical to the development of the Space Shuttle. And, finally, it introduces us to the largely unsung pilots of the X-15. By the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, 31 American astronauts had flown into space - eight of them astronaut-pilots of the X-15. The X-15 Rocket Plane restores these pioneers, and the others who made it happen, to their rightful place in the history of spaceflight.
- ASIN: B00LI61AVS
Notes of a Seaplane Instructor: An Instructional Guide to Seaplane Flying (ASA Training Manuals)
Notes of a Seaplane Instructor: An Instructional Guide
Notes of a Seaplane Instructor is a distillation of all the tips, techniques and procedures of a veteran flyer and teacher, in an accessible and informative format. Author Burke Mees has an affinity for the "feel of the floats on the water" and how to communicate it in writing, as well as a sensible, professional approach which lends a truly "one-on-one" aspect to reading his book.All the seaplane maneuvers are covered, starting with preflight, proceeding through taxiing, takeoff, landing, and postflight procedures; also operating in various water conditions, stability of the aircraft on the water, step-taxi and -turn, and much more. Many illustrations, taken from and inspired by the author's own original flight instruction notebook sketches, help to further explain the concepts. In this new second edition, Burke provides even more notes on technique and performance particular to the world of floatplanes, with a special emphasis on safety and the best kind of pilot decision-making processes that keep seaplanes flying. The Second Edition also features an added chapter on multi-engine seaplane flying, and an appendix with notes on "pumping the floats" and "ropes and splicing."What is it like to fly single-engine float planes? How do pilots develop and then hone their water-flying s...
- Brand: Mees, Burke
- ASIN: 1560275588
Wings of the Luftwaffe: Flying the Captured German Aircraft of World War II
Wings of the Luftwaffe: Flying the Captured German
During more than two decades of uninterrupted flying Eric 'Winkle' Brown enjoyed the most extraordinary career of any test pilot and no pilot has a logbook that lists a greater variety of aircraft types flown. The first naval officer to head the élite Aerodynamics Flight at the world renowned Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, 'Winkle' Brown fulfilled his childhood ambition to fly German aircraft. Indeed, he was to fly no fewer than 55 individual German aircraft types, ranging from such exotic creations as the push-and-pull Dornier Do 335 and the remarkable little Heinkel He 162 Volksjager to the highly innovative combat types that were entering the inventory of the Luftwaffe shortly before the demise of Germany's Third Reich. 'Winkle' Brown also interrogated many of the leading German wartime aviation personalities, such as Willy Messerschmitt, Ernst Heinkel, Kurt Tank, and Hanna Reitsch. From his unique knowledge of German aviation, 'Winkle' Brown has selected the most important and most promising aircraft employed by the Luftwaffe and those evolved for that air arm in Germany during World War II--the true wings of the Luftwaffe. He describes their background and characteristics, and together with more than 200 photographs, color profiles, and sectional drawings provid...
- Brand: Brand: Hikoki Publications
- ASIN: 1902109155
By Michelle L. Evans - The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space (5.2.2013)
Northrop Flying Wings
Jack Northrop’s flying wings - or to give them their more correct title, all wing aircraft - were some of the most spectacular, graceful and elegant flying machines ever to grace the skies. A design as aeronautically pure as a flying wing had huge advantages over conventional aircraft design. This advantage was that drag was reduced to an absolute minimum. Because of this minimum drag, the performance of the flying wing became unequaled in speed, range and operating economy. For many years aeronautical designers realized that by reducing drag - that is the net aerodynamic force acting opposite to the direction of the movement of the solid object caused by the shape or form of an aircraft as it passes through the air - that machine’s performance could be greatly increased. Early steps taken in this direction brought about the changes from biplane to monoplane design; the elimination of external wing struts and flying wires; the incorporation of retractable undercarriages and the general overall ‘smoothing out’ of the shape. However, in spite of all these advances, the average conventional aircraft of today still has two to four times the drag of a flying wing. So in order to reduce drag to its absolute minimum, a number of aircraft designers took the drastic step of elimi...
- ASIN: B00HESTF7U
Flying Dragons Paper Airplane Kit: 48 Paper Airplanes, 64 Page Instruction Book, 12 Original Designs, YouTube Video Tutorials
Flying Dragons Paper Airplane Kit: 48 Paper Airplanes,
**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2018 Book of the Year Award**Fill the skies with your very own collection of colorful 3D dragons! This paper airplane kit features a fabulous variety of dragon-themed paper planes—each with a unique form and flight characteristics. This box contains everything you need to create 48 exciting flying dragons in 12 different sizes and designs. If you're new to paper or origami airplanes, the full-color instruction book provides step-by-step folding instructions for each model and "dragon mastery tips" to help you coax the best performance from each airplane. The planes in this box range from simple ones that can be folded in under a minute to slightly more complex models that look and fly like their mythological namesakes. Send your friends and family running for cover with 12 exciting dragons—all of which fly really well, including: The Chinese Dragon, a front-weighted dart that covers distance at an alarming rate! The Fighter Dragon, a fanciful dinosaur-cyborg warplane! The Swoop Dragon, an aerobatic performer that can turn on you if you're not careful! The Flying Shark, a menacing glider that patrols the skies in search of its prey! And many other impressive flying dragons! This paper airplane kit includes: 48 paper airplane folding sheets ...
- ASIN: 0804848572