Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Video #1: Aircraft Walkaround

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Video #1: Having a meander round the aircraft, seeing what everything does before we delve any deeper.
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Video #2: How Lift Is Created

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Had a few people email me about the last lift video (you can see the old lift video on YouTube here), so I thought I would redo it. What service at profpilot.co.uk.

If you have seen the other one already, it doesn’t matter – this one is completely new (with a couple of old pictures sprinkled in for good measure).


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Video #3: The Lift Formula

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Video #3: Talking about the lift formula and how we can use it to understand how aircraft fly.
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Video #4: Angle of Attack

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Video #4: Explaining what varying each of the items in the lift formula does, and how we utilise the angle of attack to control the aircraft.
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Video #5: Primary Flight Controls

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Video #5: Looking at how the aircraft controls itself in pitch, roll and yaw, using the effects described in the other videos.
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Video #6: Secondary Flight Controls

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Been quiet on here recently, here’s why: video time again! Oh joyous day.

Video 6 looks at how pilots use secondary flight controls to make their lives easier, and less crashy when flying around.
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Video #7: Secondary Effects

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Sorry for the wait – here’s the next video!

Covering a dazzling array of topics, including Adverse Yaw, Secondary Effects of the Primary Flight Controls, Frise and Differential Ailerons, How the propeller effects flight, and just things to bare in mind to ensure a crash free flight.

There was a lot of content to get through in this one, so apologies that it isn’t very entertaining. Hopefully the Thunderbirds theme tune will gloss over that. Anything is made brilliant with the Thunderbirds theme tune.

By the way, if anyone has any ideas for articles, I am all ears! Just shout an email at me!
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Video #8: Aircraft Drag

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

An explanation of Induced Drag and Parasitic (form and skin) Drag. It is really, really exciting.

I certainly hope you find this enthrallingly entertaining.
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Video #9: Aircraft Stalls

Monday, August 10th, 2009


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Video #11: Takeoff

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


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