Old 7th Mar 2010, 12:10
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hvogt
 
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whereas the non turbocharged aircraft would be losing power while climbing to 2000 feet

Actually, the power output of a normally aspirated engine will initially increase during climb from sea level. This is because the back pressure on the exhaust side decreases, and that effect overcompensates the power loss due to decreasing air density.
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