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A-10 Take-off Run

Mon Feb 24, 2003 3:20 am

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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RE: A-10 Take-off Run

Mon Feb 24, 2003 8:08 am

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.

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RE: A-10 Take-off Run

Mon Feb 24, 2003 8:20 am

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?

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RE: A-10 Take-off Run

Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:49 pm

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.


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