Fundamentals of Airplane Engineering
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Fundamentals of Airplane Engineering

Enjoy and Learn working of Airplanes right from basics and make it stick in your brain for ever!
4.1 (46 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,201 students enrolled
Created by Arjit Raj
Last updated 6/2016
Price: $50
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn and understand the working of an airplane right from basics.
  • Appreciate the beauty of engineering and physics in such a mega-machine.
  • Enjoy their next airplane journey as you will be knowing why any component behaves in a particular way.
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  • Basic understanding of physics will be helpful though not mandatory. If you understand the meaning of terms like force, pressure, velocity, speed acceleration etc, you can very well take the course.
  • A strong willingness to learn about such a beautiful and innovative machine is the most important thing needed for the course.
  • Anything else needed will be explained in the course!

If you can understand my language in the promo video, I GUARANTEE you of an awesome journey of learning. Else, ENTIRE MONEY will be refunded - EVEN AFTER 30 DAYS!

"Fundamentals of Airplane Engineering"

You don't need to have a degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering to understand working of Airplanes!

[ All students are promised to get reply to their queries within 24 HOURS in this course ]

This course is all about learning the working of airplanes right from basics. The course will take you on a journey in which you will learn all about airplanes piece by piece. We will take the journey in four parts. I also promise you of within - 24 hour - reply - to - any - genuine - query, so that your learning is concrete.

STEP 1: We will take a passenger airplane standing on a runway and understand its different components - engines, wheels, landing gear, main body structure etc.

STEP 2: We will turn the engine on and let the airplane move forward. During this period we will learn all about the flight. How a plane flies and what actually is needed for a successful flight to happen. We will also bust some very common myths surrounding this topic. This will involve an experiment which students can do at home.

STEP 3: Now the airplane is flying, we will see different components and their working, which helps the airplane to take various turns and undergo variety of motions.

STEP 4: Finally, we will jump in some other topics that are important for any airplane to work smoothly. Air Traffic control, Black Box, Cockpit, How exactly the pilot does the controls.

I will not be using unnecessary jargon and terms that only an engineer will be knowing! The journey will be for people from variety of backgrounds. So even if you are a person involved in photography, or making websites or travelling through forests, you can happily enroll in the course, if you have interest in knowing about Airplanes!

The course will be mostly in form of video lectures, where I will be explaining the different components using diagrams on whiteboard. For very complicated diagrams, I will be including images and pdfs so that your understanding can become concrete. It can take a total of 2-2.5 hours for completing the entire course.

To make this more interesting, I promise to reply to each and every genuine queries of the students, irrespective of the level of toughness of the query! I wish to have every student enrolled in the class,enjoy this journey with me.

At the end of the course, you will have a strong understanding of what happens inside and outside the airplane and how different components work together in making a airplane the way they are!

Come, join me in this beautiful journey!

Who is the target audience?
  • Curiosity to learn about the engineering behind airplanes in a holistic manner.
  • Learners who wish to see a real-life application of engineering and physics and more importantly, understand them.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
On the Runway
5 Lectures 19:03

Course Structure

Preview 01:23

Important concept of views and some basics.

Preview 08:51

Landing Gear

Short discussion about drag.

Drag - Basics

Just 2 questions to act as a refresher.

Quick Quiz 1
2 questions

Board Notes 1
1 page
Turning the Engines on!
9 Lectures 45:11
Tighten Your Seat - Belts!

A story of a boy wandering across forest. It will help you in remembering the engine for ever.

A Story on Engine

Working of Gasoline Engine

Petrol / Gasoline Engine

Working of Diesel engines

Diesel Engine

How propeller engines work and provide thrust.


The most commonly used engines in modern airplanes.

Jet Engines

An optional video explaining how bypass in turbofan increases the efficiency and thrust.

Bypass ratio (optional)

Where fuel is stored and what type of fuel is used.

Wait! Where is the fuel ???

It was a long section. Let's make it strong.

Quick Quiz 2
4 questions

Board Notes 2
4 pages
Whoa! In the clouds!
7 Lectures 17:20

Some basics on Airfoil working


A small demonstration with how an airfoil works.

Live Demo

Instructions for the experiment to do at your home

Do it Yourself - See it yourself (Experiment)
2 pages

Experimental setup - It is simple!

Assimilating all the knowledge gained so far.

Going a bit deeper

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2 pages

Quick Quiz 3
2 questions

Board Notes 3
1 page
Up in the sky!
7 Lectures 20:27

Different types of motion and the various axes

Axis and Motion

The rolling motion and function of ailerons

Ailerons and Rolling

The pitching motion and function of elevators

Elevators and Pitching

The yawing motion and function of rudder

Rudder and Yawing

Flaps, slaps, spoilers, stabilisers.

Other important components

How turning and landing takes place?

Turning and Landing

Quick Quiz 4
4 questions

Board Notes 4
3 pages
4 Lectures 00:00

BOOM!!! My Ears! Sound can't catch me now!

Sonic Boom
5 pages

The immortal component?

Black Box
2 pages

Cockpit - Detailed material
41 pages

So many planes out there. We need traffic controllers!

Air traffic Control
2 pages
Blast from the Past!
1 Lecture 01:41
The Most Important video!!
About the Instructor
Arjit Raj
4.3 Average rating
144 Reviews
2,299 Students
3 Courses
Mechanical Engineer and Quora Top Writer

I am a Mechanical Engineer and a Top Writer at Quora, who loves sharing knowledge and experience with people around the world. I have been awarded by Google for Entrepreneurs for building a stair climbing, completely mechanical wheel chair. I enjoy learning new things, building stuffs, and sharing knowledge.

I am taking this course as I have a passion for sharing knowledge and I wish that everyone should know about Mechanical Engineering. Now since Cars are one of the most fascinating technology in this field, I have made this course for students. After being quite successful on Quora and have been followed by 1400+ people, I thought of sharing knowledge in form of videos and hence Udemy! I run a blog named Crazy Curiosity on Quora which is followed by hundreds of people.

I have a belief that learning should always be mixed with practical knowledge and not just be theoretical in nature. This is why I try bringing practical daily life experiences to make the learning more enjoyable and sticky!