cruising speed


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cruising speed

A speed in level flight that results from a power setting recommended by the manufacturer for cruising under a given set of conditions. Cruising speed at a given power setting varies with altitude, aircraft weight, and the direction of the wind. Selection of the power setting is determined by the purpose (i.e., for maximum range, optimum operating efficiency, and so on).
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The first time I rode him in the Solario last year it was very fast ground and there were only four runners but his cruising speed and the way he quickened struck me straight away and I knew he was going to be very special.
151, which states, "No person may begin a flight in an airplane under VFR conditions unless (considering wind and forecast weather conditions) there is enough fuel to fly to the first point of intended landing and, assuming normal cruising speed, during the day, to fly after that for at least 30 minutes; or at night, to fly after that for at least 45 minutes.
The smaller model weighs 40 kg and has a payload of 15 kg and maximum cruising speed of 70 km per hour.
Cruising speed is adjusted automatically to maintain a set time gap between the vehicle ahead - selected by the driver from five options - at any speed above 20mph, while a default time gap of five seconds is the middle option.
Terivic, who clearly handles muddy conditions, showed a decent cruising speed which ought to win him a similar sort of event.
According to the company, the vehicle features its one-kilowatt E6 power generator and has a top cruising speed of about 20 miles per hour.
In the example just used, where we have a proposal of an aircraft with a cruising speed of Mach 2.
The five-day trip had been made at less than 100 miles a day, a contrast to the retired jet's old cruising speed of 1336mph.
The remotely controlled Helios Prototype, a delicate-looking craft with a 247-foot wingspan and a cruising speed of only 25 mph, crashed into the Pacific Ocean during a shakedown mission in preparation for a 40-hour test flight next month.
The negotiations "are into the nitty-gritty," but "we have not reached our cruising speed," Anthony Gooch, spokesman for EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy, told Kyodo News late Wednesday afternoon.
With the burgeoning office market recovery now fully revved up into cruising speed, downtown office buildings are the clear leaders in terms of income growth, outperforming their suburban counterparts.