Is there an easier way :)

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1. Is there an easier way :)

Hi
Im trying to adjust the DEFLECTION v DYNAMIC PRESSURE but the maths leaves me wallowing and wanting
As the table is liner there has to be a simple maths to work out the IN/X param as a speed at sea level ? why they didnt just use speed as the
X param is beyond me given how simple the table is
Thanks
Wozza

2. Here's the math:

V_fps = SQRT(2*q/rho)

q = (rho/2) * V_fps^2

V_mph = V_fps * 3600/5280

Alt (ft) rho
00000 0.002378
05000 0.002049
10000 0.001756
15000 0.001496
20000 0.001267
25000 0.001065
30000 0.000889
35000 0.000736
40000 0.000582
45000 0.000459
50000 0.000361
55000 0.00026
60000 0.00019

A good approximation for rho:

rho = 0.002378 * (1.0 - 0.00000688 * altitude)^4.256

This is pretty easy to code into a spreadsheet.

3. Originally Posted by sparks
Here's the math:

V_fps = SQRT(2*q/rho)

q = (rho/2) * V_fps^2

V_mph = V_fps * 3600/5280

Alt (ft) rho
00000 0.002378
05000 0.002049
10000 0.001756
15000 0.001496
20000 0.001267
25000 0.001065
30000 0.000889
35000 0.000736
40000 0.000582
45000 0.000459
50000 0.000361
55000 0.00026
60000 0.00019

A good approximation for rho:

rho = 0.002378 * (1.0 - 0.00000688 * altitude)^4.256

This is pretty easy to code into a spreadsheet.
WOOOOOOSH!! thats the sound of what you typed passing way over my head
spreadsheet I thought you used those to stop paint from getting on the floor
Thanks for taking the time to reply but Im at a total utter loss when it comes to these formulas...I can understand the physics/theory behind it but not the maths (yeah Im lazy but have killed of way to many brain cells)
maybe i didnt explain it well enough,My way of thinking in sim not real world is that at say 500ft at a certain speed the Y param will take effect rather than spend mths working out the maths there has to be a simple rule of the thumb to convert the X var to a "knots mph kmh" times,divided added or minus numberX = dynamic pressure
Thanks
Wozza

4. Hi
Was sitting here thinking and thought why not do some in sim testing
what I did was set the elevator X1=0 Y1=1, X2=50 Y2=1 X3=51 Y3=0
then bump up to 2000ft and dived with engine off and waited till elevator stopped working not the most mathematical solution but an interesting way to while away the hrs.
ball park figures so far
X of 25 = 95mph
X of 50 = 145mph
X of 100 = 195mph
X of 150 =245mph
X of 200 = 295 mph
whilst not perfect there is a trend forming,Ive only tested with one aircraft so It will be interesting to see if its the same trend for different aircraft\airfiles
if not at least I have sufficient info to fudge my project
Wozza

5. Over Iraq yesterday someone was talking to bagdad from FL570... pretty low Rho up there!!!!

Sometimes physically plotting the "curves" will cause the light bulb to illuminate if perusal of the formulas and tables do not initially.

Cheers: t

6. mph to dynamic pressure at sea-level...

7. Originally Posted by sparks
mph to dynamic pressure at sea-level...
Ahhh now thats easier
now if i can work out something along these lines for the prop table
Id be able to fix those as well yeah I know a whole different kettle of fish
thanks agsin
Wozza

8. Herr Carter;

In Jerry's old workbook series the generated tables were visible in graphical form. Another application is Aircraft Airfile Manager which also generates the tables in graphical form and are directly editable by airthemetic entries to the ordinates.

Cheers from Dubai.... T

9. Originally Posted by fliger747
Herr Carter;

In Jerry's old workbook series the generated tables were visible in graphical form. Another application is Aircraft Airfile Manager which also generates the tables in graphical form and are directly editable by airthemetic entries to the ordinates.

Cheers from Dubai.... T
Ich bin dummkopf
Using the graph above Ive now set the controls to freeze just over tha max permissible speed this stops the stupid crash reset if you push the aircraft slightly outside the envelope. Ive set the max speed to 300 mph in the cfg but if you manage to get to that speed your going to a big smoking hole in the ground

I use AAM but the graphs make no sense to me as for the workbook I dont have excel so no luck there ...then I remembered that someone smarter than me did a 1% airfile for my cfs2 texan using the workbook.So I found that and had a look at the prop tables. A quick cut and paste and it looks like Im getting pretty close to real world fuel burn/speed at a quoted rpm/mp settings,though there are some weird prop pitch numbering in there it appears to work ok
Now to fix the tail coming up late on take off and the roll issues and I think I can put this sucker to bed
Thanks
Wozza
PS when using airwrench to set the balance up I almost always end up with an aircraft that feels(to me) to nose heavy is this right ? or have I missed something ?

10. Hi Tom or anybody for that matter
You ever sat in a G model texan? (yeah slightly off topic )
I only have info on the C model and cant work out where they stuck the
engine primer and the starter on the G model.Imagine my surprise when I found out they completely changed the cockpit layout in different models
Thanks
Wozza

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