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23  About the Book, etc.

23.1  About the Book

The text of this book was prepared using:

I created the airflow diagrams using a simulation program to evaluate the fluid-dynamic equations of motion. I scanned the chart in figure 14.1. I drew the rest of the figures, line by line, as digital originals, using a combination of drawtool (a descendant of Idraw) and Adobe Illustrator. They are not “clip art”.

23.2  About the Web Site

I have made essentially all of this book available on the World Wide Web. You can find it at //www.av8n.com/how/.

The HTML was prepared from the LATEX sources using HEVEA, plus some custom post-processing.

If you are having trouble downloading or viewing this book, please read the “troubleshooting” section below.

Many readers have provided valuable feedback about the parts they liked and the parts that needed fixing. Many sections were written in response to readers’ requests for more information on certain topics. If you have questions or comments, you can send email to <jsd@av8n.com>.

23.3  Configuring and Troubleshooting your Browser

When viewing this book there are a couple of things that could go wrong:

  1. Every so often I hear from somebody who observes that one or more of the chapters is truncated: it just stops in mid-sentence. This happens because of a problem in your web browser, probably a memory shortage. If this happens to you, you should try the following things:

    If all that doesn’t work, consult your local computer guru. There is nothing I can do to help, other than rewriting the book, and I’m not going to do that.

  2. In your browser, the following should look like Greek letters: “γ π”. If instead they look like square blotches or like Roman letters (such as “g” and “p”) then either your browser or your operating system has a problem. In either case, there’s nothing I can do about it. You can try switching to a different browser; most modern browsers can display Greek letters just fine.

23.4  Notice — Instructions — Terms of Sale

The purpose of this book is to express some of my ideas and opinions. The suitability of this book for any other purpose is expressly disclaimed. This book comes with no warranty whatsoever.

It is foreseen that you may wish to take action based on some of these ideas and opinions. Such action is entirely at your own risk. You should be aware that aviation involves risks, some of which are irreducible, and some of which can be greatly reduced by careful piloting.

Some care has been taken with this book, in the hopes that it will dispel more errors and misconceptions than it creates. However, nothing in this world is perfect, and you are warned that this book is neither 100% complete nor 100% error-free.

Before taking any potentially hazardous action, obtain and understand all available information on the subject. Do not use this book as a substitute for skilled professional flight instruction.

In no case will the author or publisher be liable for any direct, indirect, secondary, or consequential damages. In no case will the author or publisher be liable for any amount exceeding the normal price of this book. These terms are needed for the protection of the author and publisher. They shall not be construed to limit or exclude any other protections the author or publisher may have. If any of these protections is found invalid, the others shall remain in force.


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