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Old 11-09-2009, 12:20 PM   #23 (permalink)
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as you increase your speed you are reducing induced drag, but you can get going fast enough that induced drag is a very small portion of your total drag.

There are situations where you can increase speed and reduce power.
Like near stall, when there is not much air moving over the aircraft, so the parasitic drag is very low but you are dragging the wing through the air with the bottom facing the apparent wind.

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