Three methods of calculating range and endurance of airplanes

Diehl, Walter S

This report develops new equations which give the range and endurance of airplanes with an accuracy equal to that obtained from a step-by-step integration of the flight. A method of obtaining equally satisfactory results from Brequet's equations is also given in detail. A third method of calculating range and endurance, derived by the writer for use in routine estimating in the Bureau of Aeronautics, is also given in full. The reports contains tables and curves arranged for convenient use and illustrates the three methods by comparative estimates.

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