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Unformatted text preview: instead of Jet-A. c) Derive an equation for the range of a battery-powered aircraft in steady-level flight. Express the range in terms of L/D, propulsion system efficiency, battery mass and heating value, and aircraft weight. Estimate the range of a B-777 if the fuel was taken out and replaced with its equivalent weight in batteries. “FUEL” Heating Value (MJ/kg) Density (kg/m 3 ) Jet-A 42.8 800 Liquid Hydrogen 120 70 Batteries 2.5 8000...
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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.
- Fall '05