rate of climb

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rate of climb

[′rāt əv ′klīm]
(aerospace engineering)
Ascent of aircraft per unit time, usually expressed as feet per minute.

rate of climb

The rate of gain of vertical height per unit of time (i.e., feet/minute or meters/second). The rate of climb is normally calculated when an aircraft is climbing at its specified climbing speed and not in zoom climb. In helicopters, there are two rates of climb: the maximum rate of climb and the maximum vertical rate of climb. A vertical speed indicator (VSI) shows the rate of climb.
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Features of the Model OS-Auto Type 3 automatic operating stand include: Conforms to ASTM D2240 Type 3; eliminates operator error; motorized controlled rate of descent; consistent load; adjustable dwell time; precision machined frame and black powder coated base; stainless steel housing for durability and ease of maintenance; precision ground shafts and linear bearings provide smooth positive motion; high quality electric motor and servos provide reliable operation and long life; and removable mass for improved accuracy.
About two miles from the runway, my rate of descent was too much, and I added power.
YouTube user bobsurgranny, who filmed the moment, posted on YouTube: "Well this came as a shock, the rate of descent was so quick.
The devices, which slow the rate of descent for vehicles entering the atmosphere of another planet, could be used in Mars missions launching as early as 2018.
The system has been verified to trigger when aircraft are either entering a dangerous rate of descent or are in close proximity to the ground.
The year 2010 did include some positive developments, such as the initial stage of recovery for housing while the rate of descent for commercial building eased.
"The data shows the balloon had a moderate descent rate initially, which then increased into a high rate of descent, to around 50mph.
We found no sharp increase in the rate of descent at 2 to 4 months of age, and thus no support for our hypothesis that there might be a correlation between anatomic changes and the peak incidence of SIDS.
The approach appeared normal, though perhaps a little low and when about 800 yards from the runway and 100 to 150ft high there was a small increase in power that had the effect of reducing the rate of descent and flattening the glide angle.
You can control your rate of descent with the brake strap.
Its cockpit has a simple switch which commands the number 4 and 5 outer wing spoilers to offset slightly while the control column is in a neutral position, creating the drag required to increase the rate of descent. Mar 31, 2009
The report also said the helicopter's main rotor disc had struck a fir tree about 30ft below its top and that "the pilotmay have been attempting to arrest a rate of descent and was therefore trying to avoid the rising terrain".