Author: Vinamr Sachdeva

Aeross Teams emerge as the top two teams from India at Real World Design Challenge 2020

Two Aeross teams, Samaritan Aerospace and Peregrine Aerospace, emerge as the top two teams from India at Real World Design Challenge 2020 and have qualified for the finals. They’ll travel to Washington DC to compete with other finalists. Peregrine Aerospace members- Akshit Kumar Aryamun Das Shashwat Raj Siddharth Arya Aryan Gulati Rohit Sharma Rohan Gupta…


High Performance Engines

Engines are used not only in commercial airlines but also in military aircraft, missiles and for other machines flying at very high speeds. There is no worry for fuel efficiency in these applications (generally). There’s only a need for speed. Turbojet Engines Turbojet engines are Turbofan engines without a bypass duct. Or, I should rather…


Stability and Control

Now that you know what goes into making sure that an aircraft stays in the air, you might be wondering how exactly aircraft are designed to be stable and easily controllable. For that matter, how are aircraft controlled at all? How do you decide where to place the wings and engines and fuel tanks? How…


Basics of Flight Week 1: Introduction

Flying a plane is tough because it behaves strangely and is quite tricky to handle. You need to develop an instinct to quickly handle stuff on board. Take this for an example: if you want your airplane to go up, you point its nose up; but you point its nose too up, and you lose…


Lift and Angle of Attack

Why do you need to know this? The mystery of the how aircraft flies lies in the art of positioning the aircraft (and by extension the wing) in such a way that the flow of air over the wings generates lift. I am not joking – positioning your aircraft is the only thing needed, along…


Instructions for Weekly Assignment Submissions

Instructions for Text Submissions For submitting assignments through text, we will give you forms which you will have to fill with your responses. We recommend you keep your answers as concise as possible, under 400 words maximum. NOTE: The 400 word limit is one that you must not exceed for any one question under any…