Reliable formulae for estimating airplane performance and the effects of changes in weight, wing area, or power

Diehl, Walter S
naca-report-173
1924


This report contains the derivation and the verification of formulae for predicting the speed range ratio, the initial rate of climb, and the absolute ceiling of an airplane. Curves used in the computation are given in NACA-TR-171. Standard formulae for service ceiling, time of climb, cruising range, and endurance are also given in the conventional forms.

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