Old 26th Nov 2012, 08:11
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aerobat77
 
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somebody claims a question and you all start to fight ,throwing wild formulas, in the very urgent try to demostrate the own internet superiority without thinking about the question by itself.

we have to ask if the statement"why heavier aircaft take longer to slow down in the air" is in any case true at all .

as an extreme example lets take the space shuttle which is (was) at approach basicly an aerodynamic glider airplane. and for sure significantly heavier than a small one-seater glider.

did it take longer for the space shuttle to slow down in the air than for the small glider ?

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