This module covers the study of aerodynamics relating to low and high speed of fixed rotary wing aircraft.
- Total Hours: 40
Lecture Hours: 40
This course is offered online:
Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.
T1-1 Theory of Flight - Fixed Wing
T1-2 Theory of Flight - Rotary Wing:
Describe the properties of the atmosphere
Explain how lift is generated and affected
Explain how control and stability are re-achieved for an aircraft in flight
Explain the principles of high-speed flight, the problems encountered and how those problems have been addressed
Describe aerodynamic principles affecting a rotary wing aircraft
Describe various rotor designs employing accepted terminology
Describe the forces acting on various helicopter rotor systems
Describe auto rotation, ground resonance and stability with regard to helicopter types
Describe helicopter rotor control systems
- The student will relate the aircraft's ability to create lift within the atmospheric conditions it must work in.
- They will explain the variables of control and stability of the aircraft and identify the design features that affect these variables.
Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.