Program: Aircraft Maximum Speed
By: Jan Zumwalt - ZoomAviation.com
Update: The latest version can be found at ZoomAviation.com
Given: Brake Horse Power(bhp)
Coefficient of Drag (cd)
Solved: Speed for common power settings
Note: The calculated maximum speed of aircraft often
varies significantly with published aircraft data.
For example, manufactures will usually publish
data for an aircraft exceptional clean: no
antennas, unpainted, freshly waxed, wheel pants
and fairings, new engine, etc.
Brute Horse Power(bhp): Maximum HP
Coefficient of Drag (cd): Values for common aircraft
C172, C150..... 0.027
B747 ......... 0.031
Gossamer Condor 0.032
Thorp T18 ..... 0.035
Smooth sphere . 0.100
Quick Silver .. 0.107
Rough sphere . 0.480
Wire ......... 1.000
Flat plate .... 2.000
Fixed bug in prop efficiancy.
Fixed bug in knt calculation.
Created initial ver 1.0 and tested.
No apparent problems with code.