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Old 03-03-2009, 09:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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And I don't think constant speed is necessarily optimal, while ascending sure, but not while coasting.
It depends upon whether you can utilize the engine's output most efficiently. Utilize engine only when it is running at minimum BSFC.
Which you can only design to with a standardized gradient up, and a standardized gradient down! (excluding wind!)

Last edited by thorpie; 03-03-2009 at 09:48 AM.. Reason: add wind
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