q14 - = drag*flight velocity Note that to maximize range it...

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Chapter 4, Question 1: Aircraft/Engine Performance
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The correct answer is 5) Minimizes power required To maximize time aloft (endurance) for a fixed quantity of energy (the fuel), it is necessary to minimize the rate of energy usage (power required
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Unformatted text preview: = drag*flight velocity). Note that to maximize range, it is necessary to maximize L/D, or for a given weight, to minimize drag. Class performance (2004): Class performance (2003): Chapter 4, Question 1 Answer: Class performance (2001):...
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course AERO 16.01 taught by Professor Markdrela during the Fall '05 term at MIT.

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