A network of sensors constantly monitors wing loading
in all phases of flight and when loading is approaching design limits for the wing structure a spoiler instantly deploys, dumping the lift and relieving the wing structure of any potential overload.
Worth bearing in mind is that these are subjective impressions on the parts of individual pilots uncorrected for differences in aircraft weight, wing loading
and airman experience.
Among the topics are design as a separate discipline, airfoil and wing/tail geometry selection, thrust-to-weight ratio and wing loading
, special considerations in configuration layout, propulsion and fuel system integration, landing gear and subsystems, structures and load, weights, performance and flight mechanics, sizing and trade studies, electric aircraft, vertical flight--jet and propeller, and the design of unique aircraft concepts.
Among the new detail is the over-all mood enhancing lighting ambiance, the mostly carbon composite materials that translate into weight savings, state-of-the art aerodynamics featuring the 'morphing' wing that continuously optimize the wing loading
, reducing drag and lower fuel burn.
It features the highest wing loading
of any aircraft it its class, providing an exceptionally smooth ride that benefits passengers, minimizes pilot fatigue and extends the life of mission equipment.
This illustrates that the parafoil with large wing loading
has a high ability to resist wingtip collapse.
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.
"It's a fast machine with high wing loading
, which means the wing area compared to the rest of the plane is not very big," said Bar-Yohay.
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.
where W/S is the wing loading
, [rho] the air density, V the airspeed, [C.sub.L[alpha]] the aircraft lift curve slope and [K.sub.g] the so-called gust alleviation factor.
The area of the planform was measured with a planimeter and the following aerodynamic parameters calculated: wing loading
in g/[cm.sup.2], shape and aspect ratios, and wing taper (see Stiles et al.
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.