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From the Breguet endurance formula follows that in order to maximize endurance we have to:

• maximize propeller efficiency \(\eta_p\)
• minimize specific fuel consumption SFC (engine efficiency)
• fly at the maximum \(c_l^{3/2}/c_d\) (aerodynamic efficiency)
• cater as much fuel as possible (structural efficiency)

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Define endurance:

Endurance is the amount of time that an aeroplane can stay airborne on a load of fuel.

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Endurance of a propeller-driven aeroplane is altitude dependent:

Yes

No

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The endurance of a jet aeroplane is dependent of altitude:

Yes

No

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To achieve maximum endurance for a jet aeroplane we have to:

• Fly at maximum L/D
• Have the lowest specific fuel consumption TSFC
• Carry a lot of fuel

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Explain the concept of Energy Heigt \(H_e\):

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The energy of a flying plane can be split into kinetic and potential energy.
The total energy can be transformed from one form to another. If the plane does so, it travels along a socalled Constant Energy Height. (As long as no energy is lost, so only theoretical!)

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How can an airplane change its energy height?

By applying excess power.

The time rate of change of Energy Height is equal to the Specific Excess Power (SEP)

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How do the speeds for best (maximum) ROC and minimum power in level flight compare?

(based on the assumption that propeller efficiency and available power are both independent of speed)

V_best_roc > V_min_power

V_best_roc = V_min_power

V_best_roc < V_min_power