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by Vittorio Pajno

eBook Sailplane Design: A Guide for Students and Designers, from Drafting to Flight Test download ISBN: 8875650926
Author: Vittorio Pajno
Publisher: IBN (June 30, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 478
ePub: 1650 kb
Fb2: 1397 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: History
Subcategory: Military

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From drafting to flight test. Vittorio Pajno graduated fromTorino Politecnico (Turin Institute of technology). He has been associated with the Morelli brothers in the CVT (Centro di Volo a Vela del Politecnico di Torino). The book 'Sailplane Design' shows students, gliding fans and future designers how to design a glider starting from the drafting phase, passing through the calculations required and ending with the flight tests and the certification process. This work is composed of 479 pages with 24 calculation examples and is illustrated with photos showing tion details.

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A very complete and thorough "bible" on sailplane design for students and designers. Please take a look at the Table of Contents for a complete list of the many subjects covered.

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Sailplane Design by Vittorio Pajno fills in a lot of those details.

Sailplane Design by Vittorio Pajno fills in a lot of those details. Here's the Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Glider design and drafting Chapter 2: Materials and their properties Chapter 3: Flight Mechanics Chapter 4: Glider Aerodynamics Chapter 5: Glider stability-the physical meaning Chapter 6: Glider stability calculation Chapter 7: Glider dynamic stability calculations Chapter 8: Airworthiness requirements Chapter 9: Structural loads Chapter 10: Aeroelastic vibrations Chapter 11: Static tests Chapter 12: Flight tests Chapter 13: The glider type.

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Comments: (2)
Mysterious Wrench
I'm not a professional aerospace engineer, just a pilot and EAA member building a kitplane in his garage. I also have this crazy idea to someday design and build my own motorglider. So now that I've established my credentials (or lack thereof), on with the review.

It's hard enough finding design information for airplanes, much less sailplanes. The only other book I'm aware of is Fundamentals of Sailplane Design, which is a fine book on aerodynamic design but lacking in detail design. Sailplane Design by Vittorio Pajno fills in a lot of those details. Here's the Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Glider design and drafting
Chapter 2: Materials and their properties
Chapter 3: Flight Mechanics
Chapter 4: Glider Aerodynamics
Chapter 5: Glider stability--the physical meaning
Chapter 6: Glider stability calculation
Chapter 7: Glider dynamic stability calculations
Chapter 8: Airworthiness requirements
Chapter 9: Structural loads
Chapter 10: Aeroelastic vibrations
Chapter 11: Static tests
Chapter 12: Flight tests
Chapter 13: The glider type certification
Appendixes and Calculation Examples

The comprehensive coverage and amount of detail involved in every step from preliminary concept to final flight testing, even to the point of outlining what info should be in the owner's manual, is breathtaking. Every chapter covers core concepts available in other aircraft design texts (with bibliographies available at the end of each chapter), but re-states and expands them in the context of sailplane design and operation. There are plenty of equations and examples to illustrate practical design principals, yet the book avoids going into deep theoretical math, wisely leaving those derivations to the specialized texts.

Chapter 1 discusses the type and number of drawings required for a typical sailplane: safety aspects, cockpit ergonomics, lofting of the glider design, even a list of all the calculations that will need to be performed to certify the design. Chapter 2 covers all the materials commonly used in aircraft design (wood, steel, aluminum, composites, etc.) and discusses the strengths, weaknesses, and tradeoffs involved with each. Chapters 3-7 cover the fundamental aerodynamic analysis as found in many stability and control texts, but with particular emphasis on how they are applied to sailplane design. Chapter 8 covers regulatory requirements such as safety factors, gust loads, etc., mostly the European regs such as JAR, but those aren't too different from the US FARs. Chapters 9 and 10 contain information very hard to find elsewhere, like how towing speed affects structural design, the impact of airbrake loads, and the distinct difficulties sailplanes have with aeroelastic flutter given their slender fuselages, long wings and (often) T-tails. Chapters 11-13 run through the requirements and procedures for static and dynamic load testing, flight testing, and finally the certification and documentation process. There are many B&W and color photos and graphs throughout the book showing everything from hinge moment factors to detail design photographs of control quick connections and airbrake box details.

This book was translated from Italian to English without much professional help, something the author apologizes for in both the preface and backmatter. And indeed, the grammer and spelling is a bit rough in places (like 'trough' for 'through' almost everywhere.) I had no problems following the author's writing however, and the grammatical and spelling errors that exist are minor distractions (and certainly a lot easier than trying to decipher ur t33n's txt msgs.)

If you're one of the handful of people on the planet who actually have an interest in sailplane design, I highly recommend this book, if you can actually find it.
Anararius
There are a lot of references related to technical information like NACA and NASA reports, technical journals of the subjet, etc. The way of present the design subject is practical. There are some mistakes in figures reference tag, but one can realized which is each.