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February 21, 2011

Klyde Morris (02.21.11)

Klyde Will Do ANYTHING For A Falcon 7X


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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.21.11): Advancing Blade

Advancing Blade That half of the rotor disc in which the rotation of the blade is moving in the same direction as the movement of the helicopter. If the helicopter is moving forward, the advancing blade will be in the right half of the rotor disc; if moving backward, it will be in the left half; if moving sideward to the left, it will be in the forward half; and if moving sideward to the right, it will be in the rear half.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.21.11)

Aero-Linx: Biplanes vs. Monoplanes Ever wondered why modern airplanes only have one set of wings? You may have heard that it's more efficient than the old biplanes, but why is that? And why do sail planes have those long thin wings? There are actually two significant reasons that a monoplane is more efficient aerodynamically than a biplane or a triplane (or any number of stacked wings if you're really ambitious), which are discussed...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.21.11)

"Any teacher from anywhere in the country can submit a proposal to fly an experiment. It doesn't matter if you teach kindergarten or advanced placement in high school. What better way to make science and math come alive? We can't wait to see the experiments educators and their students propose." Source: Cindy McArthur, 'Teaching From Space' project manager, in commwents associated with the announcement that for the first time, NASA is offering teachers from across the country an opportunity usually reserved for researchers -- the chance to design a science experiment and then test it aboard a microgravity research plane.

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