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Aircraft Structure

A thorough understanding of aircraft structure and design is fundamental in understanding the basic aerodynamics of each type of aircraft.  For example, knowing the difference in characteristics between a high-wing aircraft and a low-wing aircraft is useful in understanding the differences in take-off and landing distances for various aircraft.  Understanding your landing gear configuration is very important in knowing how to properly land your aircraft.

Listed below are posts that will familiarize you with the basics of aircraft structure and design: