ground speed


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ground speed

[′grau̇nd ‚spēd]
(navigation)
Speed of an aircraft relative to the surface of the earth.

ground speed

ground speed
The horizontal component of the velocity of an aircraft relative to the ground. Ground speed is obtained by applying the effect of the prevalent wind velocity to the TAS (true air speed).
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Diagram 2 indicates with using of grain loss monitor combine processing loss is controlled by operator, while suitable ground speed increases input feed rate of combine from 0.
The platform's hydraulic float system kept the cutting bar at a consistent height and that, along with the smoother feeding of the crop material, let us run at faster ground speeds.
The operator has the ability to control maximum ground speed through the use of virtual gears to provide flexibility in various machine applications.
It earned a place in the record books by flying at 1,488 mph, the highest recorded ground speed for a commercial airliner.
The indicated airspeed fluctuated and noticeably was different than the indicated ground speed displayed on the GPS.
It's better to make that decision in advance at zero ground speed and 1 G rather than when you say to yoursef "Uh oh, this is NOT looking good
notes that, "Given the lifting capacity and ground speed of rail-mounted hydraulic handlers, even facilities not directly serving adjoining [steel] mills can put these machines to good use.
A minute later the CAP was ordered to intercept just as the raid split, with one part retiring north toward Kaiyo To Island, the other part closing on the task force at a ground speed of 180 knots at 12-13,000 feet.
The irregular pattern of movement, the long battery life, and its ground speed enables it to effectively mow all parts of the lawn.
It tracks vehicle position, ground speed, plow position, air and road surface temperatures and all spreader operations, including materials dispensed.
For example, the ground speed and PTO speed of the tractor used to bale the biomass can be analyzed to distinguish between in-field productive time, in-field downtime and maintenance, and over-the-road transportation time.
As soil conditions change, the HT300's cruise-control system automatically adjusts the ground speed.