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Forum: Tech Log
30th Jan 2010, 09:27
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Posted By Keith.Williams.

If we accept that the power required curve is...

If we accept that the power required curve is representative of the fuel flow curve then we can use it to test how fuel flow will vary with weight. But we can also test the effects of speed.

If...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2010, 18:34
Replies: 5
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Posted By Keith.Williams.

Fuel flow in a piston/prop is proportional to...

Fuel flow in a piston/prop is proportional to power not thrust.

So minimum fuel flow will be at Vmp not Vmd.


A 10% increase in weight gives approximayely a 5% increase in Vmp.

Power...
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