Lecture.1 - AE 1350 Introduction to AE Lecture # 1 TOPICS...

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AE 1350 Introduction to AE Lecture # 1
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TOPICS Historical Background Parts of an Airplane GRAPHICS is worth a thousand words Relevant material in the reference: Chapter I My web site: http://www.ae.gatech.edu/~lsankar A valuable source for this lecture was http:// www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/
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HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Chapter I of reference covers Mythology Misguided attempts to imitate birds Ornithopters Gliders Powered Aircraft Balloons and Dirigibles Rockets Read through it at least twice.
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The Flight of Icarus
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Leonardo da Vinci’s Ornithopter 1490
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Modern Ornithopter
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Sir George Cayley 1796 - Experimented with helicopters 1799-1809 Performed many experiments whirling arm rig model glider 1809-1810 - Studied cambered surfaces pressure distribution on wings flight control and stability 1809 Boy carrying glider
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Had a Fuselage, Tail, wings! He proposed using an engine for thrust
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