Best Aircraft Design & Construction Books
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1. The Art of NASA: The Illustrations That Sold the Missions
Author: by Piers Bizony
Formed in 1958, NASA has long maintained a department of visual artists to depict the concepts and technologies created in humankind’s quest to explore the final frontier. Culled from a carefully chosen reserve of approximately 3,000 files deep in the NASA archives, the 200 artworks presented in this large-format edition provide a glimpse of NASA history like no other.
From space suits to capsules, from landing modules to the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and more recent concepts for space planes, The Art of NASA presents 60 years of American space exploration in an unprecedented fashion. All the landmark early missions are represented in detailGemini, Mercury, Apolloas are post-Space Race accomplishments, like the mission to Mars and other deep-space explorations.
The insightful text relates the wonderful stories associated with the art. For instance, the incredibly rare early Apollo illustrations show how Apollo might have looked if the landing module had never been developed. Black-and-white Gemini drawings illustrate how the massive NASA art department did its stuff with ink pen and rubdown Letraset textures.
2. 101 COLORING MAZE BOOK: 3 LEVELS & 6 SUPER FUN THEMES FOR KIDS AGES 4-8: SPACE, THINGS THAT GO, PIRATE, ABC ANIMALS, UNICORN, DINOSAUR.
Author: by Gahobana Publishing
SOLVE and COLOR !!!! GROWING SMARTER EVERYDAY !!!! Kids love mazes – it’s a fact!!! And our fun activity book for kids is one of the most entertaining around. Here are some of the many benefits: SMART COMBINED CONCEPT: MAZE helps develop critical skills such as problem-solving, visual perception, fine motor skills while COLORING helps boost imagination and creativity.
This activity book is filled with hours of fun and busy for your child !!!! VARIETY OF MAZE PUZZLE FORMATS: Children love mazes!!! They also love super fun themes such as dinosaurs, unicorns, pirates, space, things that go, wild animals Our 101 Coloring Maze Book connects with their interests!!!
Every page becomes an adventure with a mission for your preschool, kindergarten girls and boys ages 4-8!!! ENGAGING ARTWORK: far more intriguing than ordinary mazes that only feature characters having to escape a maze, these mazes are lovingly designed or hand-drawn by our talented artists with cute characters and illustrations that your child can color.
3. Stealth: The Secret Contest to Invent Invisible Aircraft
Author: by Peter Westwick
Oxford University Press
On a moonless night in January 1991, a dozen U.S. Aircraft appeared in the skies over Baghdad. To the Iraqi air defenses, the planes seemed to come from nowhere. Their angular shape, making them look like flying origami, rendered them virtually undetectable.
Each aircraft was more than 60feet in length and with a wingspan of 40 feet, yet its radar footprint was the size of a ball bearing. Here was the first extensive combat application of Stealth technology. And it was devastating. Peter Westwick’s new book illuminates the story behind these aircraft, the F-117A, also known as the Stealth Fighter, and their close cousin the B-2, also known as the Stealth Bomber.
The development of Stealth unfolded over decades. Radar has been in use since the 1930s and was essential to theAllies in World War Two, when American investment in radar exceeded that in the Manhattan Project. The atom bomb ended the war, conventional wisdom has it, but radar won it.
That experience also raised a question: could a plane be developed that was invisible to radar? That question, and theseemingly impossible feat of physics and engineering behind it, took on increasing urgency during the Cold War, when the United States searched for a way both to defend its airspace and send a plane through Soviet skies undetected.
4. Aviation Maintenance Management, Second Edition
Author: by Harry Kinnison
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. THE COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO MANAGING AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMSThoroughly revised for the latest aviation industry changes and FAA regulations, this comprehensive reference explains how to establish and run an effi cient, reliable, and cost-effective aircraft maintenance program.
Co-written by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University instructors, Aviation Maintenance Management, Second Edition offers broad, integrated coverage of airline management, aircraft maintenance fundamentals, aviation safety, and the systematic planning and development of successful maintenance programs. LEARN HOW TO:Minimize service interruptions while lowering maintenance and repair costsAdhere to aviation industry certification requirements and FAA regulationsDefine and document maintenance activitiesWork with engineering and production, planning, and control departmentsUnderstand the training requirements for mechanics, technicians, quality control inspectors, and quality assurance auditorsIdentify and monitor maintenance program problems and trendsManage line and hangar maintenanceProvide materiel support for maintenance and engineeringStay on top of quality assurance, quality control, reliability standards, and safety issues
5. Make: Rockets: Down-to-Earth Rocket Science
Author: by Mike Westerfield
Make Community, LLC
Make: Rockets, Down to Earth Rocket Science, is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets.
Starting from the ground up you how to build all sorts of rockets and associated equipment with clear, step-by-step directions. It’s easy to skip the more detailed material, but when you are ready, Make: Rockets will help you rise to new heights with detailed coverage of the math and science behind building, flying and tracking rockets.
You will learn:* How to safely build and fly solid propellant, water and air powered rockets. All the techniques needed to build model rockets, launchers and trackers. How to recover rockets by parachute, streamer, glider, helicopter recovery and more. How to fly payloads like cameras, altimeters and the ever popular egg lofter!
How to pick the right motor and parachute for any rocket or payload. Aerodynamic principles for designing stable, low drag rockets that slip through the air-including one rocket that can hit 500 mph! How to use free rocket simulators to figure out about how high a rocket will go before you fly it.
6. Introduction to Flight
Author: by John Anderson
Noted for its highly readable style, the new edition of this bestseller provides an updated overview of aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Introduction to Flight blends history and biography with discussion of engineering concepts, and shows the development of flight through this perspective.
Anderson covers new developments in flight, including unmanned aerial vehicles, uninhabited combat aerial vehicles, and applications of CFD in aircraft design. Many new and revised problems have been added in this edition. Chapter learning features help readers follow the text discussion while highlighting key engineering and industry applications.
McGraw-Hill’s Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective.
Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student’s work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a “multi-step solution” which helps move the students’ learning along if they experience difficulty.
7. Spacecraft Systems Engineering
Author: by Peter Fortescue
This fourth edition of the bestselling Spacecraft Systems Engineering title provides the reader with comprehensive coverage of the design of spacecraft and the implementation of space missions, across a wide spectrum of space applications and space science. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated, with each chapter authored by a recognized expert in the field.
Three chapters Ground Segment, Product Assurance and Spacecraft System Engineering have been rewritten, and the topic of Assembly, Integration and Verification has been introduced as a new chapter, filling a gap in previous editions. This edition addresses front-end system-level issues’ such as environment, mission analysis and system engineering, but also progresses to a detailed examination of subsystem elements which represents the core of spacecraft design.
This includes mechanical, electrical and thermal aspects, as well as propulsion and control. This quantitative treatment is supplemented by an emphasis on the interactions between elements, which deeply influences the process of spacecraft design. Adopted on courses worldwide, Spacecraft Systems Engineering is already widely respected by students, researchers and practising engineers in the space engineering sector.
8. Handbook of Model Rocketry, 7th Edition (NAR Official Handbook)
Author: by G. Harry Stine
A fully updated new edition of the bible of model rocketry and the official handbook of the National Association of Rocketry G. Harry Stine was one of the founders of model rocketry and one of its most accomplished and respected figures.
His Handbook of Model Rocketry has long been recognized as the most authoritative and reliable resource in the field. Now fully updated and expanded by Harry’s son Bill Stine, who inherited his father’s passion for model rockets, the new Seventh Edition includes the many changes in the hobby that have occurred since the last edition was published, such as new types of rockets, motors, and electronic payloads, plus computer software and Internet resources.
This new edition also includes new photos and a new chapter on high-power rocketry.G. Harry Stine, founder and one-time president of the National Association of Rocketry, started the world’s first model rocket company, whose kits are now in the Smithsonian.
Bill Stine, also a model rocket expert, is the founder and president of Quest Aerospace Inc.
9. Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone
Author: by Barry Davies
Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.
Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name.
Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will haveand are starting to haveon our everyday lives. Chapters include:Ready Made or BuildSkills and Understanding the Drone BuildDrone AssemblySetup and CalibrationSafety and Flying Your DroneDesigning Your Own DroneAnd more!
Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled.
10. NASA Space Shuttle: 40th Anniversary
Author: by Piers Bizony
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.
12. Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFOs, and Classified Aerospace Technology
Author: by Paul A. LaViolette Ph.D.
Published at: Bear & Company; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2008)
A complete investigation of the development and suppression of antigravity and field propulsion technologies Reveals advanced aerospace technologies capable of controlling gravity that could revolutionize air travel and energy production Reviews numerous field propulsion devices that have thrust-to-power ratios thousands of times greater than a jet engine Shows how NASA participates in a cover-up to block adoption of advanced technologies under military development In Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion, physicist Paul LaViolette reveals the secret history of antigravity experimentation-from Nikola Tesla and T.
Townsend Brown to the B-2 Advanced Technology Bomber. He discloses the existence of advanced gravity-control technologies, under secret military development for decades, that could revolutionize air travel and energy production. Included among the secret projects he reveals is the research of Project Skyvault to develop an aerospace propulsion system using intense beams of microwave energy similar to that used by the strange crafts seen flying over Area 51.
13. Missile Design and System Engineering (AIAA Education)
Author: by Eugene L. Fleeman
In his latest book, “Missile Design and System Engineering”, Eugene Fleeman presents a comprehensive review of the missile design and system engineering process pulling from his decades of experience in the development of missiles and their technologies. Aimed toward the needs of aerospace engineering students and professors, systems analysts and engineers, program managers, and others working in the areas of missile systems and missile technology development, the book provides readers with an understanding of missile design, missile technologies, launch platform integration, missile system measures of merit and the missile system development process.
This book has been adapted from Fleeman’s earlier title, “Tactical Missile Design, Second Edition” to include a greater emphasis on systems engineering. Topics discussed include: top components in the missile design and system engineering process; critical tradeoffs, methods and technologies in aerodynamic, propulsion, structure, seeker, warhead, fuzing, and subsystems sizing to meet flight performance and other requirements; launch platform – missile integration; robustness, lethality, guidance, navigation & control, accuracy, observables, survivability, reliability, and cost considerations; missile sizing examples for missile systems and missile technologies; and, missile system and missile technology development process.
14. Airline Maps: A Century of Art and Design (PENGUIN BOOKS)
Author: by Mark Ovenden
A nostalgic and celebratory look back at one hundred years of passenger flight, featuring full-color reproductions of route maps and posters from the world’s most iconic airlines, from the author of bestselling cult classic Transit Maps of the World. In this gorgeously illustrated collection of airline route maps, Mark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts look to the skies and transport readers to another time.
Hundreds of images span a century of passenger flight, from the rudimentary trajectory of routes to the most intricately detailed birds-eye views of the land to be flown over. Advertisements for the first scheduled commercial passenger flights featured only a few destinations, with stunning views of the countryside and graphics of biplanes.
As aviation took off, speed and mileage were trumpeted on bold posters featuring busy routes. Major airlines produced highly stylized illustrations of their global presence, establishing now-classic brands. With trendy and forward-looking designs, cartographers celebrated the coming together of different cultures and made the earth look ever smaller.
15. Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians, Eighth Edition
Author: by Ron Sterkenburg
The on-the-job aircraft maintenance manual and gold standard for aviation students and professionals now fully updatedFor over 60 years, the Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians has been the go-to manual for building, maintaining, overhauling, and repairing aircraft of all types.
This illustrated manual provides clear, step-by-step procedures for all essential aircraft maintenance and repair tasks. Thoroughly revised to cover the latest advances in the industry, this Eighth Edition includes essential information on composite materials, cutting-edge nondestructive testing, corrosion detection equipment and procedures, and new sections on wood components, aircraft weight and balance, welding, and FAA regulations.
New photos, diagrams, tables, and schematics are featured throughout this must-have reference. Coverage includes:Tools and their proper useMaterials and fabricating, including new section on woodDrilling and countersinkingRivetingBolts and threaded fastenersAircraft plumbingControl cableElectrical wiring and installationNEW – Aircraft weight and balanceNondestructive testing (NDT)Corrosion detection and controlComposite materialsNEW – FAA regulations and aircraft inspections
16. Make: High-Power Rockets: Construction and Certification for Thousands of Feet and Beyond
Author: by Mike Westerfield
Make Community, LLC
Make: High-Power Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with an overview of mid- and high-power rocketry, readers will start out making rockets with F and G engines, and move on up to H engines.