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General Aviation Aircraft Design by Snorri Gudmundsson

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Chapter 21

Performance – Descent

Abstract

The chapter is split into two parts. The first one develops fundamental relationships required to evaluate the characteristics of gliding flight. The second one develops an assortment of methods to predict a number of descent characteristics of an airplane.

Keywords

Equations of motion; free-body; descent; glide; planar; angle-of-descent; rate-of-descent; equilibrium glide speed; sink rate; minimum sink rate; minimum angle-of-descent; best glide; glide distance

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