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mcrews 11-26-2012 02:22 PM

meters to feet help
2007 Kia Sportage Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw) 0.3

Frontal area (A) 2.62 m2 (est.)

Aerodynamic coefficient (CdA) 0.78 m2 (est.)

Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.5 kW (est.)

can anybody translate to feet?

ksa8907 11-26-2012 03:11 PM

2.62 square meters is 28.2 square feet
.78 square meters is 8.4 square feet

jakobnev 11-26-2012 03:21 PM


can anybody translate to feet?
Well 19.5kW@62mpg is like chewing on someone elses toe nail clippings.

MetroMPG 11-26-2012 03:34 PM

FYI, Google has a "built in" conversion utility.

ChazInMT 11-26-2012 03:59 PM

Convert This!
FYI too, EngNET I been using this web page for years on converting anything to anything. Cept water-wine and lead-gold.....any links for those????

ajjct 11-26-2012 04:14 PM

most cell phones have a unit converter in its tools

Frank Lee 11-26-2012 05:54 PM

I use the google utility- it's right there!

wmjinman 01-17-2013 10:21 PM

3.280833333 feet in a meter. Permanently pounded into my memory during years of surveying. Before the days of permanent memory in calculators, we would shoot a distance with our laser with the switch turned to "meters". Then we would change it to "feet" and shoot it again. In the meantime, the notekeeper would multiply the meter reading by the factor (3.280833333) and compare the result with what the "feet" readout from the laser was saying. This was mostly to double-check the reading & guard against writing down (or reading) a wrong numeral(s). If the "feet" measurment agreed with the "converted" metric measurement, it meant we read & wrote it down right. :thumbup:

Lots of double- & triple-checking in surveying. Much better to find an error right away. Having to go figure out why the traverse didn't "close" after you thought you were already done could be a nightmare - sometimes requiring us to do the whole thing over again. Much easier to just measure everything twice (or 3 times) the first time around. ;)

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