ASE 167M - Lab 5 - ASE 167M Lab#5 Climb and Glide...

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ASE 167M Lab #5: Climb and Glide Performance Drew Rosecrans May 4, 2010 Abstract The purpose of this lab is to determine the aircraft performance of a Mooney Bravo aircraft, the rate of climb and the sinking rate were measured using different airspeeds and landing gear configurations while keeping constant altitude. The theoretical rate of climb and maximum flight path angle and the corresponding velocities was computed using the data taken. The maximum R/C was 1353.72 ft/min and occurred at the airspeed of 10979 ft/min. The max flight path angle was 7.535 deg and occurred at the airspeed of 9667.67 ft/min. It is noted that the max values occurred when the gear was up. The theoretical rate of descent and minimum glide angle and the corresponding velocities was computed using the data taken during the descent. The Min sinking rate was -291.18 ft/min and occurred at the airspeed of 110 ft/min. The min flight path angle was -4.314 deg and occurred at the airspeed of 7632.04 ft/min. It is noted that the min values occurred when the gear was up. The K and the C Do were calculated for both configurations of the landing gear. For when the gear was up during gliding flight, K=.0465 and C Do =.0276. For when the gear was down during gliding flight, K=.0395 and C Do =.0411.
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