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Gas Turbine Engines for Model Aircraft
Kurt Schreckling, Keith Thomas
<--Amazon.com: 108 pages, Traplet Distribution USA Ltd. (December 6, 1994)
<--Amazon.co.uk: 108 pages (November 1994), Traplet Publications

A reader, UK, November 2, 2001
Great book if you want to build a small gas turbine
If you want to build a gas turbine then this book is for you. It gives you all the information on how to build and run the engine along with equations on working out the stresses etc. The engine can easily be built using a lathe, pillar drill and scrap metals.


The Model Turbo-prop Engine for Home Construction
Kurt Schreckling, Keith Thomas
<--Amazon.co.uk: 88 pages (November 2000), Traplet Publications Ltd

Model Jet Engines
Thomas Kamps, Keith Thomas
<--Amazon.com: 98 pages, Traplet Distribution USA Ltd. (November 9, 1995)
<--Amazon.co.uk: 98 pages (November 1995), Traplet Publications Ltd

Model Jet Engines (Modeller's World)
Thomas Kamps
<--Amazon.com: 109 pages, Traplet Publications Ltd; 3rd edition (May 2005)
<--Amazon.co.uk: 109 pages, Traplet Publications Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (May 2005)

History of model jet engine development, basic principles behind the technology, examining engine components, examining cutting edge technology.


Aerospace Propulsion Systems
Thomas A. Ward
<--Amazon.com: Hardcover: 448 pages ; Wiley (May 17, 2010)
<--Amazon.co.uk: Hardcover: 448 pages ; WileyBlackwell (14 May 2010)

Aerospace Propulsion Systems is a unique book focusing on each type of propulsion system commonly used in aerospace vehicles today: rockets, piston aero engines, gas turbine engines, ramjets, and scramjets. Dr. Thomas A. Ward introduces each system in detail, imparting an understanding of basic engineering principles, describing key functionality mechanisms used in past and modern designs, and provides guidelines for student design projects. With a balance of theory, fundamental performance analysis, and design, the book is specifically targeted to students or professionals who are new to the field and is arranged in an intuitive, systematic format to enhance learning.


Rocket Propulsion Elements
George P. Sutton, Oscar Biblarz
<--Amazon.com: 784 pages, Wiley 8 edition (February 2, 2010)
<--Amazon.co.uk: 784 pages, John Wiley & Sons; 8th Edition edition (9 Feb 2010)

The definitive text on rocket propulsion; now revised to reflect advancements in the field.


Jet Engines
Fundamentals of Theory, Design and Operation
Klaus Hunecke, Klaus Huenecke, Klaus Hueneke
<--Amazon.com: Hardcover, 241 pages, Motorbooks International (February, 1998)
<--Amazon.co.uk: 241 pages (November 6, 1997), Airlife Publishing
-->Amazon.co.uk: 224 pages (October 14, 1997), The Crowood Press

Gas Turbine Theory
Herb Saravanamuttoo, G.F.C. Rogers, Henry Cohen
<--Amazon.com: 512 pages, Prentice Hall; 5 edition (January, 2001)
<--Amazon.co.uk: 491 pages (March 26, 2001), Prentice Hall

This is the 50th Anniversary edition of this established title. This text places the theory of gas turbines in the context of the practical realities facing aerospace, mechanical, and industrial designers. There is a strong emphasis on describing the physical reasons for solutions to design problems...


Build A Model Jet Plane
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F-16 Fighting Falcon
Robbie Shaw
<--Amazon.com: Paperback - 112 pages, Motorbooks Intl (February, 1996)

F-22 Raptor
Bill Sweetman
<--Amazon.com: Paperback - 96 pages, Motorbooks International (April, 1998)
<--Amazon.co.uk: Paperback - 96 pages (April 1998), Motorbooks International

Synopsis
The development of Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor jet fighter goes back to 1981 when its prototype won the US Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter contract. This profile traces the development of the aircraft from the drawing board in the early 1980s to 1997, when it first flew as an official US Air Force fighter.More info at 


Genesis of the Jet
Frank Whittle and the Invention of the Jet Engine
John Golley, Bill Gunston
Paperback - 332 pages (September 1996)

Synopsis
This is the story of a genius throttled by British government bureaucracy. On 12 April 1937, Whittle became the first person to successfully start and run a turbojet engine, yet his company was nationalised and he was banned from engine production.


The Development of Jet and Turbine Aero Engines
Bill Gunston
Hardcover - 240 pages (17 November, 1997)

Synopsis
It was not until Frank Whittle, a young RAF pilot, persisted with no official support and little money, that a practical jet engine was produced in the late 1930s. Even then, it was not put to use until near the end of World War Two. Today, every country in the world is linked by means of jet propelled aircraft. This book gives the story of how jet and turbine engines have been developed and refined over the years, together with a detailed and accessible description of how they work. This updated edition contains recent developments in jet engine technology including thrust vectoring - as displayed at Paris and Farnborough air shows. It also explains the differences between gas turbines, jet propulsion and rocket motors, and details rocket and ramjet engines, turboprops, propfans and helicopter power plants.


Jet Propulsion
A Simple Guide to the Aerodynamic and Thermodynamic Design and Performance of Jet Engines
(Cambridge Engine Technology Series , No 2)

Nicholas Cumpsty
Paperback - 260 pages (February 1998)

Synopsis
This text provides a self-contained introduction to the aerodynamic and thermodynamic design of modern civil and military jet engines. Through two engine design projects, first for a new large passenger aircraft, and second for a new fighter aircraft, the text introduces, illustrates and explains...


The Design of High-Efficiency Turbomachinery and Gas Turbines
David Gordon Wilson, Theododios Korakianitis
Hardcover - 580 pages 2nd edition (January 1998)

Aircraft Gas Turbine EngineTechnology
(Aviation Technology Series)
Irwin E. Treager
Paperback 3rd edition (December 1995)

From the Publisher
More than 1,600 line drawings and photographs covering the design and usage of gas turbine engines, modern materials, methods of construction, and improvements in fuel control. Up-to-date discussion of changing maintenance and overhaul procedures including the critical role of fuel metering in correct engine operations. Coverage of Full Authority Digital Electronic Controls (FADEC) and Engine Electronic Controls (EEC) added. Coverage of the General Electric CF6 gas turbine and the Pratt & Whitney 4000 series turbofan series.


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Stop Abusing Bernoulli!
How Airplanes Really Fly (Paperback)
Gale M. Craig
Paperback 160 pages (January 1, 1998)
Publisher: Regenerative Press

Book Description
Fallacies of popular aerodynamic teachings based on misapplication of Bernoulli's law are revealed, and more appropriate description of wing operation is presented in terms of Newton's laws. Explanation of wing operation is then expanded to include how and why performance is affected by design variables of span, chord, aspect ratio, camber, washout, taper and sweep. Aircraft configuration is also discussed.


Composite Construction for Homebuilt Aircraft
The Basic Handbook of Composite Aircraft Aerodynamics, Construction, Maintenance and Repair Plus, How-To and Design Information
Jack Lambie
January 1996

Designing and Building Composite R/C Model Aircraft
Jack Lambie
Paperback - 216 pages (September 1999)

Aircraft Workshop
Learn to Make Models That Fly
Kelvin Shacklock
Paperback 264 pages (September 25, 2001)
Publisher: Special Interest Model Books

Understanding Aircraft Composite Construction
Basics of Materials and Techniques for the Non-Engineer
Zeke Smith
Paperback: 170 pages
Publisher: Aeronaut Press (October, 1996)

This book explains, in plain language, without difficult mathematics, how and why composite materials work and how this family of materials achieves high mechanical performance, particularly in small aircraft.


Simplified Aircraft Design for Homebuilders
Daniel P. Raymer

Synopsis
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step methods to lay out, analyse, and optimise your new homebuilt aircraft concept; Industry methods distilled to the essence, and written in a straight forward, easy-to-read style; No derivations, proofs, or complicated equations. Every step is illustrated with an all-new design example that is followed through from beginning to end.


Flying Model Helicopters
From Basics to Competition
Dave Day

Flying a model helicopter is a challenge almost as difficult as flying a real one, and the wise modeller should find all the advice he needs here in this volume, now revised and updated.


Radio Controlled Helicopters
The Guide to Building and Flying R/C Helicopters
Nick Papillon
Paperback 176 pages (May 15, 2003)

Radio controlled model helicopters is a huge and growing hobby market, and the recent developments in the design and manufacture of new models have resulted in wide range of choice which can bewilder newcomers to the hobby - a dazzling array of helicopters, r/c equipment and accessories


Building and Flying Radio Controlled Model Aircraft
David Boddington
Paperback 241 pages (December 31, 1998)
Publisher: Special Interest Model Books

Building and Flying Radio Controlled Model Aircraft
David Boddington
Paperback 240 pages (October 31, 2005)
Publisher: Special Interest Model Books

Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft
David Boddington
Hardcover 160 pages (October 29, 2004)
Publisher: The Crowood Press

Synopsis
The building and flying of radio-controlled aircraft is one of the most enjoyable, involving and fun hobbies in the world of models. This new book by guru David Boddington looks at different types of radio-controlled aircraft, including traditional fixed wing machines powered by internal combustion engines, electric-powered planes, helicopters, indoor ultralights, jets and gliders. It explains how to build an aircraft, from a kit or from scratch, and looks at engine details and radio-control systems. Truly complete, this is the perfect book for anyone who has ever thought at trying their hand at this rewarding pastime.


Gliding with Radio Control
Martin Simons

A guide to radio control glider flying. No prior knowledge of flying, modelling or radio is required. Topics covered include: how to choose your first model; what kind of radio gear to buy; linking up the controls; field equipment; how to launch a glider; and how to fly loops, slow rolls and spins.


A Complete Guide to RC Gliders
George Stringwell

Synopsis
The flying of radio controlled gliders and sailplanes has become a major branch of the aeromodelling hobby over the last 30 years. Today, while traditional slope soaring and tow-launched gliders are as popular as ever, a huge variety of powerless flying models are also available, along with a wide range of plans, kits and accessories. Here the author provides practical advice and information, and explains in a readable and accessible style, how the hobby has developed.


Aircraft Workshop
Learn to Make Models That Fly
Kelvin Shacklock

Synopsis
Covering everything from basic principles to making your first flying model, through to advanced scale construction models, this volume is fully illustrated with over 200 scaled plans and drawings.


Radio Control Foam Modelling
David Thomas
<--Amazon.co.uk: Paperback 180 pages (January 28, 2000), Special Interest Model Books

Synopsis
A comprehensive guide to the use of expanded plastic foam materials in aircraft modelling. The author describes the choice of foam, the materials for strengthening and covering, and tools and glues. There is information on scratchbuilding from foam, along with tips and techniques.


Fly Electric
Dave Chinery
<--Amazon.co.uk: Paperback 128 pages (February 2000), Special Interest Model Books

Synopsis
An overview of electric flight technology at the end of the 20th century, and the range of models that it makes possible. It interprets the technological choices to be made by the modeller and illustrates practical ways to ensure success in electric flight from the start.


Radio Control Aerobatics for Everyone
Dave Patrick
Paperback (December 1994)

Getting Started in Radio Control Airplanes
The Complete Beginner's Guide
Gerry Yarrish
Paperback - 124 pages (February 2000), Air Age Publishing

R/C Pilot's Handbook
Basic to Advanced Flying Techniques from the Pros
Gerry Yarrish
Paperback (December 1995)

Introducing Radio Control Model Aircraft
Bill Burkinshaw
Paperback - 108 pages (April 1995)

Synopsis
An introduction to all aspects of radio-controlled model aircraft, this book provides information to enable the reader to choose the type of model he is most interested in. It includes advice on building models, equipment installation, varieties of engine and operational techniques.


Electronic Projects for Model Aircraft
Ken Ginn Electronic Projects for Model Aircraft
Ken Ginn
Paperback - 94 pages (August 1998)

Basics of R/C Model Aircraft Design :
Practical Techniques for Building Better Models
Andy Lennon
Paperback (September 1996)

Building and Flying Model Aircraft
Robert Schleicher
Paperback (June 1989)

Take-off:
All About R/C Model Aircraft
Alex Weiss
Paperback - 256 pages (January 1998), Special Interest Model Books

Model Aeroplane Building
Sketch by Sketch
Peter Holland
<--Amazon.com: Paperback: 215 pages, Nexus Special Interests; 2 edition (February, 1997)
<--Amazon.co.uk: Paperback - 208 pages (December 31, 1998), Special Interest Model Books

Model Flight
Martin Simons
<--Amazon.com: Paperback - 144 pages (30 March, 1998)

Model Aircraft Aerodynamics
Martin Simons
Paperback - 350 pages (17 June, 1999)

Flying Models
Don Ross
Paperback - 240 pages (September 15, 1998)

CO2 Powered Model Aircraft
Tony Brookes
.co.uk: Paperback 80 pages (December 31, 1998), Special Interest Model Books
.com: Paperback: 192 pages, Nexus Special Interests (March, 1998)

An illustrated guide to CO2 power for aircraft modellers. The basic principles are discussed and the design of CO2 motors is described in detail. Areas covered include: how CO2 motors work; choosing a CO2 motor; testing and operation; troubleshooting; and scope for experiment. pixel


Rubber Powered Model Airplanes
Comprehensive Building and Flying Basics Plus Advanced Design-Your -Own Instruction
Don Ross
Paperback Reprint edition (December 1991)

Basic Aviation Modelling
Jerry Scutts
Paperback - 64 pages Vol 1 (January 2000)

Advanced Aviation Modelling
Jerry Scutts
Paperback - 64 pages Vol 2 (January 2000)

The Master Scratch Builders
John Alcorn
Hardcover - 168 pages (May 1999)

Scratch-Building R/C Airplanes
Rich Uravitch
70 pages,Air Age Publishing (June, 1991)

R/C Sports Aircraft from Scratch
Alex Weiss
Paperback - 240 pages (May 1996)

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Mechanics of Flight
A.C. Kermode, R.H. Barnard (Editor), D.R. Philpott (Editor)
Paperback 520 page 1996)
Publisher: Prentice Hall

An ideal introduction to the principles of the mechanics of flight. Beginning with a summary of the mechanics of flight, it goes on to cover various aspects such as air and airflow, aerofoils, thrust, level flight, gliding, landing, performance, manoeuvres and stability and control.


Aircraft Flight
A Description of the Physical Principles of Aircraft Flight
R.H. Barnard, D.R. Philpott
<--Amazon.com: Paperback: 378 pages, Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (March, 1996)
<--Amazon.co.uk: Paperback: 384 pages, Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (August 15, 2003)

The first edition of Aircraft Flight, published in 1989 broke new ground in the field of technical aviation literature by providing accurate physical, rather than mathematical, descriptions of the principles of aircraft flight. The book has subsequently established itself as a popular and respected introduction to the study of aeronautics, and is now on the recommended reading lists for aerospace and aeronautical engineering courses at a large number of Universities and Colleges around the world. In this third edition, the text and illustrations have been updated, and some important improvements have been incorporated. As an aid to student project work, the characteristics of three representative types of aerofoil section have been added in a new appendix.


Aircraft Design
A Conceptual Approach
Daniel P. Raymer
Hardcover 923 pages (August 1999)
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Synopsis
This textbook presents the entire process of aircraft conceptual design - from requirements definition through initial sizing, congfiguration layout, analysis, sizing and trade studies - in the same manner seen in industry aircraft design groups. Interesting and easy to read, it contains more than 900 pages of design methods, illustrations, tips, explanations and equations, and has extensive appendices with key data essential to design. For the third edition, Daniel Raymer has updated his book to reflect advances in technologies such as hypersonics, stealth and STOVL, and design methods including concurrent engineering, cost as an independent variable, and the impact of the factory of the future. With his usual easy-to-read style, he has expanded his treatments of such key areas as jet engine installation, CFD, trim analysis, CAD/CAM, propeller thrust analysis, weights estimation, cost analysis and multivariable optimization. Raymer has added, by popular demand, a step-by-step description of how a typical design is developed (with illustrations), and also describes the technical concepts behind some unusual design approaches such as tailless, canard-pusher, no-lateral-symmetry (Rutan Boomerang), wing-in-ground effect, and the hypersonic waverider. Along with the addition of metric data and equations, more than 30 new illustrations and homework examples have been added.


Stick and Rudder
An Explanation of the Art of Flying
Wolfgang Langewiesche

Book Description
In the early 1940's, Wolfgang Langewiesche wrote a series of articles in Air Facts analyzing the various aspects of piloting techniques. Based on these articles, Langewiesche's classic work on the art of flying was published in 1944. This book explains precisely what pilots do when they fly, just how they do it, and why. These basics are largely unchanging. The book applies to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and instructor. Today, several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying.


Helicopter Theory
Wayne Johnson

Rotary-wing Aerodynamics
W.Z. Stephniewski

Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics
(Cambridge Aerospace S.)
J. Gordon Leishman

Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics
Hubert C. "Skip" Smith
Paperback 337 pages (July 1992)

Synopsis
With illustrations that explain such aerodynamic factors as thrust, drag, stability, and control, this text mixes historical data with technological information for a comprehensive look at aircraft flight.


Understanding Flight
David F. Anderson, Scott Eberhardt

Book Description
Explaining (most of) aeronautics in simple, intuitive terms, Understanding Flight limits the mathematics and derives the most important relationships of aeronautics in a presentation that will draw the interest, appreciation and admiration of the aviation community.


Introduction to Flight
John D. Anderson

Book Description
Anderson's book continues to be a market leader. It has dominated the first course in the aero sequence since it was first published in 1978. It is the most accessible book on the market due to Anderson's ability to motivate the student with a unique historical view that provides a wealth of technical material.


Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
John David Anderson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (January 2001)

Book Description
* Offers a readable, thorough overview of basic aerodynamics, with numerous discussions of aviation history and development
* Includes new coverage of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and illustrations to help explain the material
* More than a dozen "design boxes" draw the reader's attention and illustrate the practical applications


Theoretical Aerodynamics
Louis Melveille Milne-Thomson

The Simple Science of Flight:
From Insects to Jumbo Jets
Henk Tennekes

Theory of Wing Sections
(Dover Books on Physics)
I. H. Abbott
693 pages, Dover Publications (March, 1980)

Aerodynamics of Wings and Bodies
(Dover Books on Physics)
Holt Ashley, Marten Landahl
288 pages, Dover Publications (July 1, 1985)

Low-Speed Aerodynamics
(Cambridge Aerospace Series)
Joseph Katz, Allen Plotkin
613 pages, Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (May, 2001)

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coverpic Vliegen met R/C bestuurde zweefvliegtuigen
thermiek- helling- en elektrozwevers
Melchior, J.J.
isbn=9060823974

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