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Old 02-15-2020, 02:42 PM   #1
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I was looking for good aircraft design books for Orbiter and other flight simulators. Does anyone recommend books to learn how to design aircraft/spacecraft with attitude controls like hover, SCRAM engine, rocket, etc like Delta glider?

How about cockpit design like instruments and throttle controls, APU, etc?

How about CAD software like Fusion 360, Onshape, Blender, etc that are free tools for personal use to learn how to form structure shape?
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Old 02-15-2020, 04:01 PM   #2
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I don't know of any books specifically. Sorry.

But craft design (be it aircraft or spacecraft) is generally designed around a specific mission. Do you want atmospheric flight? Do you want a lander? Do you want a cargo-hauler? etc...

Figure out the mission parameters, then start designing the craft. You want a lander with a crew of three... For how many days? O2 required for 3 people for x many days?

Here's a starting point maybe?
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:13 AM   #4
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Ok, I now found some good aircraft design books on Amazon. Thanks for replies.
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