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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on Research


FAQ on interest in possible developments into aeronautics of winggrid

Check out this website http://www.rhone.ch/winggrid/   or please write directly to Dr.DeLaroche for more information about Winggrid at e-mail: ularoch@ibm.net
Heilighüsli 18
8053 Zürich
Phone/fax: 001 411 382 1349


 FAQ on information on the PMR-15 resin

The Army team at NASA Lewis created the resin. We would suggest that you go to the http://www.lerc.nasa.gov site and navigate to the Lewis research facility's website to get a feel for what LeRC does.


FAQ on Information of X-33

For more information about X-33 you  can try looking at http://www1.msfc.nasa.gov/newsroom/background/facts/x33.html.


FAQ on Information about Composites Welding and Bonding

There are several journals that deal with this...one is advanced materials and processes which is the journal of the ASM International society. Also, there are many composites materials journals that have that kind of information. What     we have on composites is what you see on the website.


FAQ on Information of the ILS

Several websites can be found using the Yahoo! search engine and typing Instrument Landing System. A good page that goes more into detail is the following http://www1.faa.gov/atpubs/AIM/Chap1/aim0101.html.



It stands for Societes Pour l'Aviations et ses Derives (Society for Aviation and its Derivatives) in french. See the following website http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/early_years/ey6b.htm


FAQ on Skydroll

Please check the following from the FAA http://www.faa.gov/avr/sups/chapter5.pdf.


FAQ on history of anemometer

Go to the yahoo search engine (www.yahoo.com) and click on advanced search. Type in history anemometer.


FAQ on plane routes

Normally, planes try to minimize time over water if they can. Planes will travel up to the Canadian east coast to a point as close to England as possible (such as the Labrador peninsula)and cross there to Ireland and then down to Europe via England. For Africa, they may travel to where Brazil is at its widest and then cross to Africa where it is at its widest and then on to points on the African continent. Sometimes planes use the Polar route, that is, travel over the North Pole region from the US northern states to go to places like Japan and South Korea or even to Russia. On the west coast, they may travel from SF, LA, San Diego to Hawaii to the east coast of Asia and Japan.


FAQ on remote controlled airplanes

1.Remote Control Airplane Plans ... Remote Control Planes & Shop / Field Support ... Each plan includes step by step instructions, details of critical steps and a complete bill of materials... http://www.radixinc.com/hobby/remote_control.html. Another site is the following: http://www.clear-info.com/aircraft-model.html.


FAQ on uses of mercury in aircraft

You might try to contact the Eaton company, makers of displacement pumps, and ask them about the use of mercury in those pumps. You might also contact any of the A&P technical schools found at tech list or the FAA and see what they have to say.


FAQ on boundary layer control methods

You should look into the book by Schlichting (Boundary Layer Theory) as it is a classic in the field. Another book you might look into is Aircraft Design: A conceptual approach by Daniel Raymer. There is information on how boundary layers are included in some of the calculations.


FAQ on pictures

Try contacting any one of the museums National Aviation and Space Museum in Washington or even the San Diego Aerospace Museum in San Diego. You might even try the Curtiss Museum as well--they may have materials related to the NC-4.


FAQ on weight of gases in atmosphere

The pressure on the earths surface is about 14.7 pounds per square inch. If you can find the earth's surface in square miles. Then multiply the square miles by (5280 x 5280) to convert it to square feet. Then take the results and multiply by 12 x 12 to convert it into square inches. If you take this number and multiply it by 14.7 that will give you the total weight of the atmosphere on the earth. Then you can do whatever you wish but remember that the atmosphere is not just oxygen and nitrogren but also involves H2O and other gases as well.


FAQ on hygrometer experiment

You can use any box, carton or container that is long in one direction. The hygrometer that you will build only measures relative changes. If you want one that measures actual changes then, you have to calibrate it against an actual hygrometer to find out what the actual values are for the tick lines. Use a straw because it is lighter and can move when the hair shrinks or extends. Again the hygrometer you build will only give you relative readings, meaning that the more humid, the more the hair will stretch, the less humid the more the hair will contract.


FAQ on propfan engines

The information that we have on propfans is already on our website. Other materials on propfans can be found in aircraft engine design books. One that I would suggest is called Aircraft Engine Design by Mattingly, Heiser and Daley by AIAA Education series.

FAQ on building the barometer

You can add a little bit of food coloring so that the alcohol will stand out against the background. You can use any type of alcohol since you will create a relative temperature scale that you will need to calibrate against some known set of values.


FAQ on engine journal bearing development

The only suggestion is to contact Glenn Research Center and speak to the VTC folks directly. Ask them if you could be put on their mailing list of unclassified documents.


FAQ on the Jason Project

We have no information on the Jason Project. However if you go to the main nasa site www.nasa.gov and use their search engine, you might find what you want.


FAQ on the effects of atmospheric conditions during take off

Please go back to our main page and look at the page on take off and landing for information on this topic. Use our search engine with those keywords.


FAQ on jets

Please see http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/princ3.htm.


FAQ on continuous, unpressurized high altitude effects

Please go to http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/oxygen.htm.


FAQ on ducting for turbofans

We do not have drawings of the ducting for turbofans. Try contacting a company such as Pratt and Whitney to see if they can help you with your request.



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