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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)
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From: "Erik Boehm" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)
Im pretty sure this isn't true due to the exponential nature of drag
forces relative to velocity,
It is because L/D max remains unchanged with increasing weight.
but rather is a good approximation for small % changes in weight.
Being exact, it is a good approximation both for small % changes in weight
and larger ones. For a detailed analysis and discussion of the topic, refer
to your aerodynamics and flight mechanics texts.