One of the derived parameters that we deal with in FDM is the rate of pitch of the aircraft. There are conflicting requirements here, with a high pitch rate at takeoff making a clean transition from ground-
In this, the second of a two-part thriller, I promised to look at the numerical python library Numpy. Numpy is one of a pair of extensions to the Python library, with a partner Scipy dealing with scientific
The Python programming language (actually, it’s named after Monty Python, not the snakes) is very popular and its user base is growing rapidly. I don’t plan to go into the reasons for this here, just take
Those of you who have downloaded the POLARIS software will have seen a module key_point_values.py which computes all the Key Point Values (KPVs) from a flight segment. This blog will just scratch the surface
To allow an aircraft to fly slowly flaps and slats of various forms are used. These both increase the effective wing area and increase the camber of the wing, which increase the lift that can be achieved
After a short Easter break from blogging, it’s time for a nice easy topic. As you will see, I really should have posted this one two weeks ago… Imagine, if you will, a delivery truck bringing chocolate
Imagine you are a particle of air way up in the atmosphere. An aircraft flies past 100ft above you, and for a moment you duck to let it pass by. This is a happy way of thinking about the local air movements
Aircraft height and speed are typically sampled once per second. Sometimes this is not good enough for the question we are trying to answer, for example “what was the vertical speed at the moment of touchdown?”.