Explaining how the batteries were damaged, the team said that the batteries' "temperature increased due to a high climb rate
and an over-insulation of the gondolas aACA* There was no way to decrease the temperature for the remaining duration.
It is an awesome aircraft with an improved payload and a phenomenal climb rate
, much faster than the earlier Challenger 300.
After departure from Mesa the AW609 climbed to 20,000 feet, with an average climb rate
of 1500 feet per minute, and cruised at 250 knots TAS enroute to Long Beach.
Delivering terrific performance, and with an excellent climb rate
and superior environmental qualities, the E190 is proving ideal for our London City operations.
Climbing to 13,000 feet was uneventful at 100% power setting and an average climb rate
of845 feet per minute.
On the subject of altitude, Airbus Military has been discussing engine setting changes with Pratt & Whitney since last year with a view to certifying a new climb rate
profile to allow the aircraft to reach its ideal operational ceiling much faster with little or no detrimental effects on engine maintenance costs.
The newest C-5, referred to as the Super Galaxy, has a new engine system that delivers a 22 percent increase in thrust, a 30 percent shorter take-off roll and a 58 percent faster climb rate
, allowing significantly more cargo to be carried over longer distances.
The aircraft has since achieved a climb rate
of 4,000 feet per minute, beating its target of 3,990 FPM, and a maximum operating altitude of 43,000 feet.
I did not know how responsive the aircraft was to turns, so I didn't know if I could turn into the wind and away from the trees in time, or if I could increase my climb rate
and squeak over the tops.
The jetpack pushed the envelope for climb rate
(800 feet per minute or 4 meters per second, with the capability to rise even faster) and flight duration (9 minutes and 46 seconds).
It has a wingspan of 17AE4o, a length of 15AE 6o and a climb rate
of 3,500 ft/min.
The new engines are capable of delivering a 22 percent increase in thrust and a 58 percent faster climb rate
, and they allow significantly more cargo to be hauled over longer distances.