Wind Tunnel

Design process-CG loading, part 2.

Design Process: CG Loading

Empty weight and empty CG of the airplane are fixed and do not vary from flight to flight. The same cannot be said of its contents.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: balance, part 3.

Wind Tunnel

Design Process-balance, part 2.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: balance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and landing distance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and stall speed.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and takeoffs.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-wing size.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-initial weights.

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