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Aeronautics

The branch of science that deals with flight aerodynamics and with the operation of all types of aircraft.

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alodizing

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of corrosion protection by the formation of a hard, airtight oxide coating on the surface of aluminum alloy parts by chemical means. The name is taken from the registered trade name of the ...

metal spraying

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of covering a material with a coating of metal. The metal to be used for the coating is melted and sprayed out with hot, high-velocity compressed air. Metal spraying is used to cover a steel ...

envelope method of covering an airplane

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of covering an airplane by slipping a machine-sewed fabric envelope over the structure. After the envelope is slipped over the structure, the opening is hand-sewed closed, or the fabric is ...

draw filing

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of cutting metal or plastic with a hand file by moving the file crosswise over the work. Draw filing produces a very smooth finish.

cross-filing

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of cutting metal with a file in which the file is moved endwise over the work. Cross-filing is different from draw-filing, in which the file is moved sideways across the work.

viscous damping

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of damping vibration or oscillation by converting some of the vibrational energy into heat. Viscous damping is done by allowing the vibrating object to force a fluid, either a liquid or gas, ...

bidirectional data transfer

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of data transfer in which signals can travel in either direction.

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