wing loading


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wing loading

n.
The gross weight of an airplane divided by the wing area. Used in stress analysis.

wing loading

n
(Aeronautics) the total weight of an aircraft divided by its wing area
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Noun1.wing loading - the ratio of the weight of an airplane to its wing area
loading - the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift
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The aircraft's high engine-to-thrust ratio and low wing loading (the ratio of aircraft weight to its wing area) enabled the F-15 to turn tightly without losing airspeed.
To assess whether wing loading or aspect ratio (2 measures of wing size and shape; Norberg and Rayner 1987) were useful in identification, 2 observers extended the right wing of each bat to its fullest and traced its outline onto paper.
Variables, such as maximum takeoff weight, wing loading, and battery weight, were optimized for maximum payload and cruise duration.
where W/S is the wing loading, [rho] the air density, V the airspeed, [C.
Don't forget that light airplanes come with light wing loading, so your tolerances for wind gusts and turbulence will come down considerably based on pilot and aircraft capabilities, as well as your passengers' comfort.
The F-35 has a higher wing loading than the infamous F-105--the "Thud" or "Lead Sled" to its pilots--which means it maneuvers like a brick.
Owners tell us the airplane is widely known as a floater on approach and landing, primarily due to its unusually low wing loading of barely six pounds per square foot.
It is characterized by high wing loading low aspect ratio and average wing tip shape index (Wei et al.
All birds in this treatment group were managed without regard to variables of patient size, wing loading ratio, or degree of fracture displacement.
The transducer, however, moves in a graduated manner and is able to calculate precisely how close the wing is to its "stagnation point" or stalling angle of attack, unaffected by aircraft weight, wing loading, gear configuration, air density or slip/skid.
larger E/F ratio) found in gregarious adults reduces wing loading, thus facilitating long-distance migration.