Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course
Basic Aerodynamics - The Wing is the Thing - $29.95 (3 Hrs.)
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This is a basic course in aerodynamics that incorporates Rod Machado's Laugh and Learn teaching style. It's an excellent course for anyone pursuing a sport, recreational or private pilot certificate. It's also an excellent course to help flight instructor applicants develop their teaching strategy and style.
Here are some of the things you'll learn in this course:
- How lift develops.
- Why lift still equals weight in a climb or descent.
- Why excess power allows an airplane to climb.
- The relationship between airspeed and angle of attack.
- Why stall speed increases in a banked turn.
- Why a spin occurs and how to recover from one.
- The details of parasite and induced drag.
- Why induced drag decreases as the angle of attack increases.
- Why maximum endurance and range speeds are different.
- How maneuvering speed varies with weight and why.
- How the airplane's V-g stress envelope is constructed.
- All eLearning courses come with accompanying text in "Notes" section of player.
- Each course section comes with quizzes to test your knowledge.
- And much, much more.
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How to View (Find) Your eLearning Course
1. Visit www.rodmachado.com using your iPad, Android Tablet, or desktop browser, depending on the device(s) you want to use when viewing this course. You can view this course on all your devices.
2. If you already have an account on Rod Machado’s site, then log in using the “Log-in or sign up” link at the top right hand side of Rod Machado’s home page. You’ll find your link to the course in your account window.
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4. If you’d like to have the course permanently downloaded onto your iPad or Android tablet device, then download the FREE Articulate Mobile Player App or the FREE Android Articulate Mobile Player App onto your iPad or Tablet device. Then visit www.rodmachado.com USING your iPad or Android tablet, log into your account and click the link to your course (please make sure you log into your account using the email address used when purchasing this course, otherwise your course(s) won't be present). You’ll be asked if you want to “Launch” the course in the Articulate player. Click “Launch” and the course will open in the player. When you visit the player’s library and click the course icon, you’ll be asked if you want to permanently download the course to your iPad/Tablet device. Click “Yes” and the course will downloaded. If you don't have room on your tablet device for the course, just unclick this button and you'll be able to stream the course at your leisure in a Wi-Fi area or via your device's data plan. Please make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi signal when attempting to download the course permanently to your device.