Flight Calibration Tests of F-8 Aircraft for Optimal Energy Climbs.
Final technical rept. 1 Mar-30 Oct 71,
HONEYWELL INC MINNEAPOLIS MINN SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER
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An F8 energy management flight test based on use of the energy state approximation and on test aircraft data for computation of minimum time energy climbs is described. Three types of climbs were made Handbook climbs with level accelerations, an optimum climb path computed from published data and an optimal climb path determined from data obtained in the flight tests. Comparisons of these climbs are presented. Effects of ambient temperature, a major factor in the practical use of energy management, are discussed. Author
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