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HOW DO DRONES FLY?

Hey there guys, I’m Jesse Crowe, The Travelling Scientist, and today I’m gonna teach you guys how drones actually fly. So I’ve got a drone and it’s just here, this guy’s called Spark and it takes some pretty good aerial footage, I don’t know if you’ve seen any… It looks pretty decent, but a lot […]

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The Mighty J58 – The SR-71’s Secret Powerhouse
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The Mighty J58 – The SR-71’s Secret Powerhouse

If you’ve ever tried to understand the SR-71’s engines, chances are you’ve come across these diagrams from the SR-71’s flight manual. Let’s face it though: they’re not as clear as they could be. So let’s clean it up and simplify. There we go! The whole diagram is the complete engine nacelle made up of the […]

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The Man Who Ate An Airplane
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The Man Who Ate An Airplane

If you’re a long-time fan of The Infographics Show then you probably saw our previous video Man Who Eats Everything From Human Flesh To Live Eels. In that video we told you about an unfortunate soul named Tarrare who grew up in nineteenth century France and suffered from a freakish medical condition that saw him […]

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Why Do Plane Wings Tilt Upwards?
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Why Do Plane Wings Tilt Upwards?

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Curiosity Steam. Sign up today and get free access to my new Logistics of D-Day series on watchnebula.com. Plane wings come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and configurations. We have explored how the aft swept wings of a traditional airliner and the forward […]

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