The first all-metal aircraft in the history of the U.S. Navy, the Douglas TBD-1 represented a radical advance when it debuted in 1937. Yet by December 7, 1941, the Devastator was obsolete. Despite... More > this TBD-1s performed well at Coral Sea, helping sink the Japanese carrier Shoho. Just three months later at Midway however, Devastator pilots were forced to make their attack runs without fighter escort. Only four planes out of 41 survived. Yet it was not a sacrifice made in vain. The TBD-1s left Japanese fighter patrols in disarray, paving the way for a nearly unopposed attack by Dauntless dive bombers that resulted in the loss of three Japanese aircraft carriers. Originally printed by Douglas and the U.S. Navy, this manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
An improvement over the Bell X-1 — the first plane to break the sound barrier in level flight — the X-1A was designed to reach Mach 2.0. Initial test flights commenced in January of 1953.... More > On December 12th, test pilot Charles “Chuck” Yeager set a record with the aircraft, reaching a speed of Mach 2.43 at 75,000 feet. In 1954, pilot Maj. Arthur Murray flew the plane to a new altitude record of 90,440 feet. Roughly a year later, the X-1A was severely damaged by an explosion while strapped to its B-29 mother ship. The plane was jettisoned and destroyed. Variants of the design, including the X-1B, X-1D, and X-1E continued to fly as late as 1958. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force and NACA / NASA, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
‘Lesson Plans for Helicopter Flight Instructors’ is a compilation of lesson plans covering the most popular topics for today’s helicopter ground lessons.
A much needed resource... More > specifically designed to cater for helicopter CFI’s and CFII’s, these lesson plans illustrate how the whiteboard should look and leave the student with comprehensive and intelligible plans from which to revise.
The author has a passion for helicopters and has given instruction in Bell, Schweizer and Robinson helicopters.
He decided to create these lesson plans after becoming frustrated with the traditional “words only” plans, geared around the fixed wing community.
Each lesson plan conforms to FAA standards and includes timings, definitions and objectives for every subject.< Less
Situated in the conning tower, the Torpedo Data Computer Mark III was the standard fire control device used by U.S. Navy submarines during the first half of WWII. An electro-mechanical, analog... More > computer, the TDC provided fire control solutions through a variety of inputs, including submarine course and speed, estimated target course,speed and range, and torpedo type in use. Originally printed by the Arma Corporation and the U.S. Navy, this Mark 3 manual provides a fascinating glimpse inside this mechanical wonder. Please note, due to quality issues with the original document, some pages may be slightly sub-standard. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the original text.< Less
The Boeing B-29 was one of the most sophisticated aircraft of WWII. It featured many innovations including guns that could be fired by remote control and pressurized crew compartments. It was also... More > the heaviest production plane of the war, with terrific range and bomb-carrying capabilities. Carrying a crew of ten, the Superfortress devastated Japan in a series of raids in 1944-45. Finally, in August of 1945, the B-29s "Enola Gay" and "Bock's Car" dropped the atomic bombs and forced Japan to surrender.
Originally printed by the U.S. Army Air Force, this B-29 Airplane Commander Pilot's Training Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know about the Superfortress. Classified “Restricted”, the text was declassified long ago
and is here reprinted in book form. This impressive facsimile presents the manual in its entirety. It is over 200 pages long, and reproduced in its original multi-color glory for the first time ever.< Less
The technology of mining is the subject of this fascinating book, and two companion volumes, all of which were originally published in 1907. Mining: Hoisting details the elevators, hoists
and... More > component machinery used to lift miners, supplies and ore. It contains over 200 pages of text, numerous illustrations and a set of examination questions for the mining sciences student. The book examines electric, steam and hand-powered hoists and explains the principles behind them in detail. It also delves into the control and signaling systems used to ensure safe and reliable operation. This historic book has been reprinted in its entirety It’s a treat
for anyone who ever worked underground, or for anyone who ever wondered, “How does that work?”< Less
Rockwell’s B-1 Lancer serves as the supersonic component of the USAF’s bomber fleet. An outgrowth of the requirement for a heavy bomber to replace the B-52, the Lancer was conceived... More > during the Cold War as a high-speed, radar-penetrating platform. Originally intended to achieve speeds above Mach 2, the operational B-1B normally cruises at Mach .92 and dashes at speeds up to Mach 1.25. The design uses variable-sweep wings
to provide high lift during takeoff and landing, and low drag in high-speed flight. Known in the Air Force as the “Bone” (for B-One), the Lancer served from 1986-92 in a strategic bombing role. Reconfigured for conventional support, the B-1 was used in Iraq in 1998, and then in Kosovo, Afghanistan and again Iraq in 2003. It continues to fulfill a vital role. This pilot's flight operating handbook was originally printed during the B-1A test program. Recently declassified, it is presented here in book form. PLEASE NOTE: Not for shipment or sale outside the USA.< Less
The Grumman F8F Bearcat was designed to defeat the nimble Japanese fighter aircraft that appeared at the end of WWII. The conflict ended before the Bearcat could be placed into service, and... More > althought it eventually saw combat with the French in the Indo-China war, it never flew in harm’s way in the U.S. Navy. One of the best piston-powered fighters ever built, the F8F could achieve a cruising speed of over 420 mph. In 1946 a Bearcat set a time-to-climb record of 10,000 feet in 94 seconds, a feat not matched until the advent of high-performance jet fighters nearly a decade later. Originally printed by Grumman and the U.S. Navy, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they
needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to
preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Northrop’s T-38 Talon was the world’s first supersonic trainer aircraft, and remains in
service today in air forces worldwide. It entered service in 1961, and quickly set climb records,... More > earning it the nickname “white rocket”. Nearly 1200 Talons were produced before the last one rolled off the assembly line in 1972. Capable of a speed of Mach 1.3, and a climb rate approaching
34,000 feet per minute, the T-38’s performance was sufficient to warrant service as the USAF Thunderbirds’ aircraft in the mid-1970s. Its primary role however, was as a dedicated training and proficiency platform. More than 50,000 USAF, NASA and NATO pilots have flown the Talon, a record that may never be matched. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force and Northrop, this handbook for the T-38 provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this famous aircraft. Originally classified “restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
A do-it-yourself guide to metal boat repair and maintenance. Topic covered include, metal boat corrosion, metal preparation, interior rust, painting, extending the life of a steel boat, ultra-sonic... More > metal thickness gauge use, changing hull plate and alternative methods of repairing metal boats. All presented in Scott’s easy to understand language, giving you the tools to maintain your metal boat. Over 200 hundreds step by step photo descriptions to show clearly how to make permanent, inexpensive repairs. Updated April 2009.< Less
A complete set of lecture notes for a one-semester, graduate-level course in control for spacecraft models. Topics include a review of rigid body mechanics; review of stabilty concepts and Lyapunov... More > analysis; Lyapunov control methodology; methods for rigid body regulation involving quaternions and other Euler-parameter types of attitude variables; basics of reference motion tracking and reference motion trajectories for rotational motion; reference motion tracking without rate information; adaptive control for rigid body rotational motion; gyrostat models and control for nutation damping & flat-spin recovery; models for single gimbal control moment gyros; velocity- and acceleration-based steering laws; and feedback control singularities and null motion feedback control.< Less
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS VOLUME 1 OF 2. YOU MUST PURCHASE BOTH BOOKS TO HAVE A COMPLETE SET. Developed as both an air superiority fighter and a long-range naval interceptor, Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat... More > was the U.S. Navy’s primary fighter from
1974 until 2006. Over 700 were built. The F-14 flew its first combat missions shortly after its initial deployment in late 1974, flying in support of the American withdrawal from Saigon.
In 1981 it drew first blood, as two F-14s from VF-41 downed two Libyan Su-22s. The plane compiled a notable combat record for the
United States in both Gulf Wars and NATO actions in Bosnia. Planes sold to the Shah of Iran prior to his ouster remain the last F-14s in active service, as the U.S. Navy retired it in October 2006. This F-14 pilot’s flight operating handbook was originally produced by the U.S. Navy. It has been slightly
reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety. It provides a fascinating view inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes.< Less
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS VOLUME 2 OF 2. YOU MUST PURCHASE BOTH BOOKS TO HAVE A COMPLETE SET. Developed as both an air superiority fighter and a long-range naval interceptor, Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat... More > was the U.S. Navy’s primary fighter from 1974 until 2006. Over 700 were built. The F-14 flew its first combat missions shortly after its initial deployment in late 1974, flying in support of the American withdrawal from Saigon. In 1981 it drew first blood, as two F-14s from VF-41 downed two Libyan Su-22s. The plane compiled a notable combat record for the United States in both Gulf Wars and NATO actions in Bosnia. Planes sold to the Shah of Iran prior to his ouster remain the last F-14s in active service, as the U.S. Navy retired it in October 2006. This F-14 pilot’s flight operating handbook was originally produced by the U.S. Navy. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety. It provides a fascinating view inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes.< Less
This book presents the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), focusing on image formation, image content, and performance considerations. Emphasis is on the signal processing elements... More > of MRI, particularly the Fourier transform relationships. Although developed as a teaching text for an electrical engineering course at Stanford University, the material should be accessible to those from other technical fields. The primary chapters (Chapters 1-7) cover the foundational material while the latter chapters (Chapters 8-11) provide brief overviews of extensions and selected topics. Also available in hardcover.< Less
The second edition of this book has been published. It is suggested to all buyers to purchase the new edition of the book.
This book puts together a collection of signal processing algorithms,... More > filter design methods, and signal processing techniques (tricks) to provide the practicing engineers with the tools necessary for efficient implementation of software defined radios.
Digital filter and pulse shape designs for digital communication systems.
A comprehensive review of multirate signal processing and related application examples.
A review of adaptive filters and techniques.
A comprehensive review of phase-locked loops and their application to carrier and timing recovery.
A practical introduction to channel equalization techniques.
MATLAB codes for all the presented algorithms.
A wide range of the end of the chapter problems.
A comprehensive project that brings together most the material in the book.< Less
Audio Notes - Sound Productivity at your Reach.
The secret of the organized audio engineer. Get more organized in the studio. With Audio Notes you can plan your sessions making you a more productive... More > sound engineer.
Whether you are pre-producing a band to record or scrambling to jot down your settings at a gig, Audio Notes will surely come in handy in your productions.< Less
In Fall 2003, five teachers in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida contributed questions for a Fundamentals of Engineering Question of the Day website... More > (http://fe.eng.usf.edu). On this website, everyday a question posed with multiple choices is selected randomly from a pool of questions. The user gets the feedback about the choice he/she makes, and can seek a hint to answer the question. Over the years, we have received queries from our website visitors if we could provide them with the complete solutions to all the questions in the test bank. We are now presenting this information to you at a nominal charge as a soft-cover book. The book is divided into sections that have been established for the Fundamental of Engineering (General Engineering) examination by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).< Less
This is a tutorial for an introduction to PCB design using Altium Designer. This tutorial assumes the reader has theoretical knowledge of electrical circuits and is applying that knowledge towards a... More > real world design project.< Less
The Importance of servo motor sizing should not be underestimated. Proper motor sizing will not only result in significant cost savings by saving energy, reducing purchasing and operating costs,... More > reducing downtime, etc.; it also helps the engineer to design better motion control systems. However, the knowledge of mechanical systems and their influence on motor speed, inertia and torque requirements seems to decline in a world where modern technology aspects, such as tuning and programming, seem to be the main focus. The motor sizing process involves a number of mathematical equations, which are most certainly documented, but not necessarily with the motor sizing process in mind. This book focuses primarily on servo motor sizing and it documents in detail the inertia and torque calculations of standard mechanical components and the motor selection process.< Less
This text book is needed for III semester B. Tech. students. the engineering problems are vast and need help from other subjects like mathematics. This book provide three basic solution systems for... More > engineering problems, viz. complex analysis, statistical techiniques and numerical techiniques.
The book is written for easy understanding of solution oriented approach. The book is full of stepwise algorithms, examples. For the at-hand help of student a webbased online system is developed. Students may get solution of their problem without any time constraints.< Less
LIGHT–Introduction to Optics and Photonics by Judith Donnelly and Nicholas Massa is an algebra/trig based introduction to optical science and photonics technology. This is the full-color... More > hardcover edition. You may also download an electronic (pdf) version of the text. The text is also available in paperback in either color or black and white. Fifteen chapters, 371 pages. January 2010 revision includes extensive Glossary of terms.< Less
This is the HARD COVER/ COLOR INTERIOR edition. The book is also available in soft cover/color interior and soft cover/ black and white interior. The GDT Speedster is a world famous, award winning,... More > one-of-a-kind sports car. This book detals why and how nine automotive professionals formed a team then designed and built the beautiful work of art from scratch. The team members are all "car guys" who longed to build a special car free of the encumbrances of corporate bureaucracy. The book describes the planning, designing and building actions the team took to create the GDT Speedster. More than 260 photos, engineering drawings and diagrams are included that clearly explain essentially every aspect of the enormous 6 year project. The book lists the complete vehicle performance and dimensional specifictions. It also includes the important but seldom discussed topic of fabrication cost.< Less
This book fills a gap in the linear programming literature, by explaining the steps that are illustrated but not always fully explained in every elementary operations book — the steps that lead... More > from the elementary and intuitive graphical method of solution to the more advanced simplex tableau method.
Most of the world, even those technically trained, can get along very well by seeing a few illustrations of simple linear programming problems solved graphically, followed by instruction in the use of computer software for solving real-world problems. But there needs to be a coterie of initiates who understand the process well enough to explain it to others, to know what the pitfalls, ramifications and special cases are, and to provide further developments. I have used an informal narrative style with a number of worked out examples and detailed explanations, to put the topic within reach.< Less