aerodynamic configuration

aerodynamic configuration

[‚e·rō·dī′nam·ik kən‚fig·yə′rā·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
The form of an aircraft, incorporating desirable aerodynamic qualities.
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The fighter jet's aerodynamic configuration increases the aircraft's lifting effectiveness, deflects automatically and allows high angle-of-attack flights.
The company calls this new helicopter 'Racer' and says it features an aerodynamic configuration capable of cruise speeds up to 400kmh / 250mph.
The Yak-130 is the world's only training aircraft with the aerodynamic configuration and subsonic flight performance characteristics of modern jet fighters.
The MPA s main features include an enhanced airframe, increased maximum take-off weight, additional fuel tanks and a new aerodynamic configuration and a reinforced wing providing an increased surface and higher aspect ratio.
Two airplanes of identical aerodynamic configuration but different gross weight could glide the same distance from the same altitude, but only if the heavier airplane flew at a higher airspeed to support the greater weight at optimum CL.
In addition to receiving expanded TIA, Boeing finalized the aerodynamic configuration of the 787.
The Brazilian had the same aerodynamic configuration in his car as in Ferrari's previous tests in Mugello, Italy.
Also, operators can keep the aircraft in a clean aerodynamic configuration for as long as possible to reduce airframe noise.
DRDO researchers have already completed several systems designs on the BVR missiles, named Astra, including aerodynamic configuration and some sub-systems designs.
The aerodynamic configuration, he added, makes it 20 percent more fuel efficient than conventional wing airplanes.
Trulli was also on track in Bahrain this week, gathering more data on the new Bridgestone Potenza slick tyres and a low downforce aerodynamic configuration to help the team prepare for the 2009 F1 world championship.
Wind Tunnel Testing Technique for Measurement of Off-Body Pressure, a methodology developed to improve measurement accuracy and dramatically reduce the time and cost of gathering off-body pressure data needed for aerodynamic configuration analysis and development - by a team at Cessna, Wichita, Kansas.