3. Climing and descending flight
Welcome to the third lecture on flight mechanics! We will start with an introduction to climbing and descending flight.
In this lecture Dr. Voskuijl will explain how to calculate the maximum climb angle.
In this clip we will look at the minimum descent angle, i.e. how we can get the furthest witout engine power.
In this clip we will take a look at the maximum rate of climb, i.e. how fast an aircraft can climb.
Note: At 5:00 Mr. Voskuijl mistakenly says the weight of a Boeing 747 is 4 tonnes, that should of course be 400 tonnes.
In this video we will take a look at the minimum rate of descent; very important if you want to stay in the air for the longest possible time as a glider.
In this final clip of lecture 3, Dr. Voskuijl will summarise what we have learned in lecture 3.
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