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Subsonic aircraft: Evolution and the matching of size to performanceMethods for estimating the approximate size, weight, and power of aircraft intended to meet specified performance requirements are presented for both jet-powered and propeller-driven aircraft. The methods are simple and require only the use of a pocket computer for rapid application to specific sizing problems. Application of the methods is illustrated by means of sizing studies of a series of jet-powered and propeller-driven aircraft with varying design constraints. Some aspects of the technical evolution of the airplane from 1918 to the present are also briefly discussed.
Document ID
19800020744
Document Type
Other - NASA Reference Publication (RP)
Authors
Loftin, L. K., Jr. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1980
Subject Category
AERONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
L-13367
NASA-RP-1060
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 023-10-01-02
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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