Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 8

December 08, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner we described how the Wright Brothers developed their own engine, as there were no light engines on the market. After understanding how to design wings, how to control the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 3

Nov. 3, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the previous Corner, we described how the aeronautical pioneers gradually uncovered what held them back from flying their gliders and airplanes successfully. They knew they needed lift to fly. And to generate… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Laminar flow aircraft, Part 2.

October 06, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We introduced the Airbus “Blade” laminar flow research program in the last Corner. Now we continue to look into what this research is all about. We will explain the difference between laminar and… Read More