Performance of Light Aircraft

Performance of Light Aircraft

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Pilots, aviation students, kitplane builders, aircraft fleet operators and aeronautical engineers can all determine how their propeller-driven airplanes will perform, under any conditions, by using the step-by-step bootstrap approach introduced in this book. A few routine flying manoeuvres (climbs, glides, a level speed run) will give the necessary nine numbers. High-school level calculations then give performance numbers with much greater detail and accuracy than many other methods - for the reader's individual aircraft.He should have applied one or more proverbial ounce of prevention: a€c Take some qualified mountain flying instruction; a€c Buy a ... Similar formulas are treated, somewhat more extensively and with fewer approximations, by Miele.7 Those authors express the variables of ... and air speed V . To find optima, they differentiate those expressions with respect to V, set those derivatives equal to zero, and solve.

Title:Performance of Light Aircraft
Author:John T. Lowry
Publisher:Aiaa - 1999


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