wing loading


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wing loading

[′wiŋ ‚lōd·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A measure of the load carried by an airplane wing per unit of wing area; commonly used units are pounds per square foot and kilograms per square meter.

wing loading

The quantum of weight supported by each unit area of the wing. It is found by dividing the maximum weight of the aircraft by the total area of the wing. The lower the wing loading, the lower is the minimum velocity at which level flight is possible. Wing loading = aircraft weight/wing area.
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When flying for duration, wing loading must be reduced, which also helps to increase flight times.
That high wing loading means the F-35 is even less maneuverable than the infamous F-105 of the Vietnam War, which was hated by pilots, who called it the "Thud" or the "Lead Sled.
Several aerodynamic variables depend on the type and the speed of flight, such as the aspect ratio (span (2)/wing area) and the wing loading (body weight/wing area).
The Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KT-I appears to be broadly corn parable to the PC-9M, having the same 708 kW PT6A-62A, but it is slightly heavier and has a higher wing loading.
m empty weight 735 kg capacity of the lower/ upper fuel tank 240/20 l oil tank capacity 20 l weight of the fuel + oil 160 kg useful load 350 kg take off weight 1,085 kg wing loading 26.
The total wing area will be only 100 square feet, which should produce high cruise speeds as a result of the high wing loading.