Light Sport Update ... kinda, sorta, maybe, perhaps -

Discussion in 'Home Builders and Sport Pilots' started by Daleandee, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Schuy

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    A few GA aircraft and predicted power indices.
    Looking at this table I think the power index cut off at 1.2 seems a bit big. ga power Indices.png
    Fixed picture of power index expression
     
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    GeorgeC Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    I read it as

    power index = the quantity (hp/area) raised to the 1/3 power < 1.2

    , plus additional constraints (max hp, max weight, stall speed, etc).
     
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    Yes, cubed root and to the 1/3 power should be the same....correct. I think? I refreshed my skills last night. :)
     
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    Correct.
     
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    Here is the table I made last night...very similar, couple additional planes. I doubt all of these or even a majority would make it, (some aren't even 4 seaters), but I found it interesting how the numbers played out.
    upload_2020-10-16_18-21-9.png
     

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