by Andrew Solway

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What is fly-by-wire?

Why are military fighter planes designed to be unstable?

Can a solar-powered aircraft fly nonstop round the world?

This addition to the Sci-Hi series looks at how our understanding of science and technology influences the design of aircraft. It looks at the forces that act on an aircraft, how planes and helicopters are controlled, and the materials and systems they are made of.

Sci-Hi is a visually stimulating series that takes learning science topics to a whole new level! Each title in the series explains an area of physical, life, or earth and space science in a way that is both engaging and comprehensive. Features of the series include high-interest spreads, timelines, clearly explained scientific terms and further information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410942708
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Series: Sci-Hi: Science and Technology
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Fly Like a Bird 4

Overcoming Gravity 6

Power of Air 8

How to Fly 10

Wonderful Wings 12

It's a Drag (Air Resistance) 14

Ships of the Air 16

Airships 18

Keeping Control 20

Cutting Down Weight 26

Flight Power 30

Radar 34

Avionics 38

Future Trends 40

Fact File and Vital Statistics 42

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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