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User currently offlineTu144d From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 198 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

I know this is a tech. question but since it concerns a military aircraft I'm posting it here. I was doing a flight mechanics problem in which i had to calculate the balanced field length for an A-10 Warthog. I got 2000 ft. Does anyone know the actual value for it?

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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

I cant tell you the actualy value, but I live very close to NAS JRB Willow Grove, and spend a lot of time on the base with an aircraft restoration organization I'm involved with, and I'd say a ballpark figure would be about 2000 feet...doesn't take much to get those puppies in the air.

Bryan



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User currently offlineTomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

I noticed you didn't mention anything about aircraft fuel or munitons load-is this somehow taken into consideration by using the term "Balanced Field" length?

Tomh


User currently offlineTu144d From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

No, all we were given in the problem was assume Gross-Weight=103040N and we were given a drag polar as well as the thrust of the engines.I revised my calculations and got 2600ft now..Anyway, i turned the problem in already. Let's hope I'm right...BTW, i did this the cheap way assuming an avg. force. Some other people in my class did it thru numeric integration of the force but our answers only differed by about 5%. That's good I hope.

-Vik-


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