This course examines the different types of aircraft. Then it examines the structure of a power driven - heavier than air aircraft. Finally, the training material is reviewed on the flight simulator platform.
What is an aircraft structure?
Most airplane structures include a fuselage, wings, an empennage, landing gear, and a power-plant. The fuselage is the central body of an airplane and is designed to accommodate the crew, passengers, and cargo. It also provides the structural connection for the wings and tail assembly.
The mechanical structure of an aircraft is known as the air-frame. This structure is typically considered to include the fuselage, undercarriage, empennage and wings, and exclude the propulsion system.
What are the 4 categories of aircraft?
Airplane – Single-engine land or sea or multi-engine land or sea.
Rotorcraft – helicopter or gyroplane.
Lighter-Than-Air – balloons or airships.
Powered Parachutes – land or sea.
Weight-Shift-Control- land or sea.
How are aircrafts classified?
Airplanes are classified based on the number of wings as, Monoplanes • Biplanes etc. Aircraft can also be classified based on the mode of takeoff and landing as follows, Normal • VTOL • STOL • STOVL etc.
Is used in making aircraft structures?
Titanium is also used in the design of aircraft structures as it is a lightweight, strong and corrosion resistant metal. This material is employed in the manufacture some of the engine components, together with specifically designed heat resistant alloys, such as Nickel-based superalloys