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Calculations take off and landing

In the previous article (aircraft performance) we dived into performance factors and performance limiting factors. Now we have to tie it all together by making a few calculations more in conjunction with runway lengths, states and surfaces. Some performance data sheets found in the POH give a clue how to calculate with these limiting factors. […]

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Aircraft performance

Air density The four forces acting on an airplane are trust, lift, drag and weight. All factors except weight are influenced by the surrounding air density. Air density is mainly directed by temperature and pressure, to be exact vapour pressure. Higher temperatures makes the air less dense (thinner) and at a lower temperature the air […]

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