Breaking: Asiana Airbus A380 Catches Fire At Seoul Airport
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An Asiana Airlines A380 has caught fire whilst being refueled at an airport in Korea. The aircraft, details of which are unknown at the time, was parked at the gate at Seoul Incheon today when the far left engine, number one, caught fire.
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Just a quick look at the Piaggio Avanti today.
Aside from being a particularly cool shot in general, this photo illustrates some interesting aspects of the Avanti’s design.
Note the tiny size of both the front and rear horizontal stabilizers.
Because both of them produce upward lift together, they needn’t be very large.
In fact, despite weighing 12,100 lbs (5,488 kg), the Avanti’s main wing actually has less area than that of the 2,450 lb (1,111 kg) Cessna 172 Skyhawk.
This is partly attributable to the fact that all three wings produce upward lift, and is also attributable to the fact that the fuselage alone is said to produce up to 20% of the total lift.
Look closely, and the slightly shaded light reveals the anhedral…or downward angle…of the forward wing.
Unlike dihedral, in which a wing is shaped like a V when viewed from the front or rear, it was important to angle each forward wing downward to optimize airflow into the engine intakes.
Apparently, in certain situations, the vortices shed from the tips disrupted that airflow and made for some very unhappy engines.
Had all three lifting surfaces been designed with no sweepback, the main wing would have blanked out the rear horizontal stabilizer at high angles of attack.
In other words, when approaching a stall, the turbulence/dirty air from the main wing would have rendered the rear stabilizer ineffective, and the pilot would be left with little to no pitch control.
To remedy this, Piaggio engineers swept the rear horizontal stabilizer, ensuring it remains in clean air regardless of the aircraft’s angle of attack.
In any case, the forward wing is designed to stall well before the main wing, and stall recovery is reportedly very docile and benign as a result.
And although not visible in this photo, there is apparently only one row of exposed rivet heads on the entire airframe, along the top of the nose section. This despite being constructed from aluminum. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #avgeek#aircraft#aviation#pilot#avpic#avpics#instaplane#instapilot#instaaviation#flight#flying#plane#planes#airplane#design#pt6nation
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