In this discussion activity, address the following in your primary, original posting:
How do the forces of flight differ between fixed wing aircraft and rotorcraft?
Compare and contrast the stability, maneuverability and controllability of fixed wing aircraft vs. rotorcraft in slow and high speed flight.
Explain the challenges associated with high lift conditions in fixed wing and rotorcraft operations.
Please reply to at least two of your classmates in the forum by the last day of this module. To ensure that all students receive feedback, reply first to any students who have not yet received replies from other students. Include in your replies:
In reviewing your classmates’ response, do you agree or disagree with their assessment? Why or why not?
Identify and explain an area that your classmate could have added that would have improved their submission.
Include at least one appropriate and correct in-text citation from the textbook and any other source you use to support your original, primary response. You are also required to provide a reference list reflecting the source(s) used in your response. Your in-text citations and reference list must be in accordance with the current APA publication manual.
Read the following textbook selections and linked web resources.
In Crane’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Series: Airframe Volume 1
Chapter 1 – Basic Aerodynamics
Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook – Airframe, Volume 1 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Chapter 1 (pages 1-1 through 1-4) and Chapter 2 (pages 2-1 through 2-40)
Basic Aerodynamics (7:29) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Helicopter Flight for Beginners (9:58) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Fundamentals of Aeronautics Technology (22:10) (Links to an external site.)
Preview YouTube video Basic Aerodynamics – CG and Stability
Basic Aerodynamics – CG and Stability
Preview YouTube video Helicopter Flight for Beginners
Helicopter Flight for Beginners