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First flight of the Miles M-35 — Airplanes by Design

1 May 1942 was the first flight of the Miles M-35, a prototype carrier fighter flown by Miles himself. Read the original Flightglobal news article here. __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics and flight test facts. WANTED: Your pictures and videos. Do you have […]

First flight of the Kellet Autogiro — Airplanes by Design

24 April 1931 was the first flight of the Kellet K-2 Autogiro, a US Army Air Force prototype tested at Wright Field in Ohio. __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics and flight test facts. WANTED: Your pictures and videos. Do you have pictures of […]

VJ101 — Airplanes by Design

10 April 1963 was the first flight of the VJ 101, a German VTOL research aircraft designed for supersonic speeds. It is now on display in Germany. __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics and flight test facts. WANTED: Your pictures and videos. Do you […]

an example of application — ATOMs #14-12

The last post in this series suggested that application is hard. Here I want to share one brief example of application. Imagine trying to shoot an apple. Mathematics describes the ballistic arc of the bullet subject to the forces of gravity and drag and the like. Statistics will tell us that the wind is a […]

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