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Aug13-08, 06:33 PM
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I would really appreciate it if somone could split the ME and AE forums into two separate entities. I noticed there are a hell of a lot of posts for ME and scattered here and there are some Aerospace related threads. It's *really* a pain in the backside to have to constantly sift through thread after thread hoping to find an aero topic.

I dont know how much work it would take to move things over, but I'm willing to do it myself (move all Aero threads into a dedicated Aero Sub-forum and smilar for Mechanical).

As it stands right now, its just a freakin mess and the problem is inherent to the fact that there are two topics of engineering in one place. So unless there are two separate sections, this will never go away.

Every other area of engineering has its own thread, but for some reason these two are merged into one.
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Aug13-08, 07:02 PM
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Aero is pretty specialized and historically taken as a subset of mechanical anyway. I see two practical problems though:

1. I'm not sure we have enough volume for a purely aero forum.
2. Due to the overlap, it would be tough to decide which forum to put many threads in.
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Aug13-08, 07:13 PM
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This list of Aero threads are just from the first three pages in that forum. I think there is enough to move over.

Would this design work? (rocket)
Lift !!! (airplanes)
Question on Aerofoil and winglets profile
Landing Gear reliability testing.
lifting line theory...numeric estimation
Gyroscopes for direct stabilization of aircraft
sea plane with tail prop
propeller vs. rotor
Shorter Stopping Distance for ultralight vehicles?
aerospace/mechanical engineer/engineering student help wanted
Super-Birds? Vs Jet-engines
need ideas for school aero project please
Manned Mars mission in 2019?
Homemade Helicopter: For the People
How to build a simple wind tunnel force balance?
New Kind of Rocket Booster
autogyro plans
New Ideas for shelding:manned deep space Missions

I really dont see *too* much overlap between these two areas. If its a fluids question that does not relate to an aircraft system, its a mechanical topic.

Im not sure about others, but I dont bother looking at that part of the forums because I simply dont want to sift through the convolution of topics hoping to find something, and I'd speculate that people who come across PF and see this mix-up of topics arent going to want to post in there either. At least I feel it turns people away from posting - it does that for me.

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Aug14-08, 08:44 PM
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Aerospace Forums


Ok, maybe you guys are not really getting my drift.

Do a google on "Aerospace Forums" and see the results. The result is PF, and one or two other CRAPY forums. Its to the point where guys are posting aerospace stuff in model airplane forums.

PF could potentially attract a large number of aerospace engineers, and students if it had a strong dedicated Aerospace Section. There really is next to nothing out there on the net. If I were searching for an aero forum on google, I would invariably arrive at PF (do the google yourself, you WILL come across PF as one of the first results), I wouldnt spend more than five mins before I left for another site because its such a grab bag of stuff. You could bring in a lot of people...

Would it take up more resources to do this?
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Aug14-08, 09:15 PM
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Quote Quote by Cyrus View Post
Ok, maybe you guys are not really getting my drift.

Do a google on "Aerospace Forums" and see the results. The result is PF, and one or two other CRAPY forums. Its to the point where guys are posting aerospace stuff in model airplane forums.

PF could potentially attract a large number of aerospace engineers, and students if it had a strong dedicated Aerospace Section. There really is next to nothing out there on the net. If I were searching for an aero forum on google, I would invariably arrive at PF (do the google yourself, you WILL come across PF as one of the first results), I wouldnt spend more than five mins before I left for another site because its such a grab bag of stuff. You could bring in a lot of people...

Would it take up more resources to do this?
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Aug14-08, 09:20 PM
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Start by becoming a contributor - again.
Only because I fear you have the super-human strength to pick me up by my ankles and shake me until all the change falls out of my pockets! (This will be my 3rd time BTW)
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Aug15-08, 01:02 AM
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I would love to see a dedicated aerospace engineering section. The easy solution is to move the current ME/Aero forum into its own archive so we don't have to retroactively move hundreds of threads to a new forum. Then we can decide on a standard with which to identify a thread as Aero or ME (i.e. if fluids are mentioned). Maybe as a rule of thumb, if a thread is started in ME but is clearly an Aero topic, it should be moved, but not vice versa?
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Aug15-08, 10:36 PM
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One option could be (if the need exists) to make Aero be a subforum under Mech & Aero. That way, Greg won't be upset about having to change the number of forums on the main page.
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Aug15-08, 10:48 PM
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I agree with Cyrus in his plight. Gokul's suggestion seems like a viable solution.

Just my $0.02
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Aug16-08, 01:42 AM
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Quote Quote by Gokul43201 View Post
One option could be (if the need exists) to make Aero be a subforum under Mech & Aero. That way, Greg won't be upset about having to change the number of forums on the main page.
That's fine by me so long as the posts are not mixed together.
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Aug16-08, 12:09 PM
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ok done
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Aug16-08, 12:15 PM
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ok done
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Aug16-08, 12:17 PM
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I am willing to move over all the threads that are clearly aerospace that are in the ME forum right now if you want me to.

Or I can 'report' all the ones I find if that's easier too. Then you just have to move all the reported threads.
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Aug16-08, 12:18 PM
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I am willing to move over all the threads that are clearly aerospace that are in the ME forum right now if you want me to.
Just PM the links
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Aug16-08, 02:53 PM
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Just saw this - I'll getting the ones on the first few pages.
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Aug16-08, 04:10 PM
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I'm working my way through from the very first page:

Pages 57-58 Thread titles:
For you professionals out there
Aerodynamics
Spacecraft Engineering
Aerospace engineers
Thrust and power question
aerodynamics question
Aerodynamics: Wing Pitching Moment
Rocket engines
Questions for aerospace engineers
Aero Question
End of Commercial SuperSonic Flight
Airflow
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Aug16-08, 04:22 PM
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I'm working my way through from the very first page:

Pages 57-58 Thread titles:
For you professionals out there
Aerodynamics
Spacecraft Engineering
Aerospace engineers
Thrust and power question
aerodynamics question
Aerodynamics: Wing Pitching Moment
Rocket engines
Questions for aerospace engineers
Aero Question
End of Commercial SuperSonic Flight
Airflow
Wow, that's dedication! I'll move these for you [Edit: done]. For the record, the page numbers you see are different from the page numbers the mentors see (we have deleted threads interspersed throughout).
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Aug16-08, 05:10 PM
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Critical Velocity???
Derigible Lift Capacity
Conseption for Winged Luner Craft
noise reduction in a jet engine
Quiet Jet Engines
NASA's X-43A Proves Hypersonic Scramjet Flight
Rebirth of the Hypersoar Program
Specific Impulse
Feasability of an Ion Engine For Manned Missions?
DARPA's "Morph"
Spanwise Lift force distribution?
Rocket trust and sound barrier breaktrough
Turbine Limit
Course regulation of a rocket set for outer-space
Moon/Mars - just go !
What are everyones thoughts on UAVs?
F-22 and MiG 1.42
Forward Throw from Aircraft ?
lift of wings
Aerodynamic Controll Surface Design
Autonomous satilite
Magneto Hydrodynamic Propulsion for hypersonic aircraft?
Inflatable spaceship set for test flight
Aeronautical and astronautical Engineering
Shuttle Manual
Active/Passive noise control
eStatic Field on Aeroplane Wings
Potential flow around an airfoil
Falling from an aircraft....effects???
Is hovering helicopter torque ever exactly = 0 ?
J-57 Turbojet
Good Aerodynamics websites for Beginners
Simulator
Aerospace Engineering
Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics



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