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Velocity in an accelerated flight
Velocity=((Radius of Curvature/Mass)*(Lift force+(Thrust force*sin(Thrust angle))-(Mass*[g]*cos(Flight path angle))))^(1/2) GO
Thrust in an accelerated flight
Thrust of an aircraft=(sec(Thrust angle))*(Drag Force+(Mass*[g]*sin(Flight path angle))+(Mass*Acceleration)) GO
Centrifugal Force in an accelerated flight
Centrifugal force=Lift force+(Thrust force*sin(Thrust angle))-(Mass*[g]*cos(Flight path angle)) GO
Thrust angle for an unaccelerated flight for given lift
Thrust angle=asin((Weight-Lift force)/Thrust of an aircraft) GO
Weight of aircraft in level, unaccelerated flight
Weight=Lift force+(Thrust of an aircraft*sin(Thrust angle)) GO
Thrust for a level, unaccelerated flight
Thrust of an aircraft=Drag Force/(cos(Thrust angle)) GO
Dynamic pressure based on coefficient of lift
Dynamic Pressure=Lift force/(lift coefficient*Area) GO
Coefficient of drag
Drag Coefficient=Drag Force/(Dynamic Pressure*Area) GO
Dynamic pressure
Dynamic Pressure=Drag Force/(Drag Coefficient*Area) GO
lift coefficient
lift coefficient=Lift force/(Dynamic Pressure*Area) GO
Thrust angle for an unaccelerated flight for given drag
Thrust angle=acos(Drag Force/Thrust force) GO

1 Other formulas that calculate the same Output

Glide angle for given lift-to-drag ratio
Glide angle=atan(1/Lift-to-drag ratio) GO

Glide angle Formula

Glide angle=atan(Drag Force/Lift force)
θ=atan(F<sub>D</sub>/L)
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Glide angle for given lift-to-drag ratio GO
Lift-to-drag ratio for given glide angle GO
Lift for given glide angle GO
Drag for given glide angle GO

What is Glide ratio in aviation?

The Glide ratio of an aircraft is the distance of forward travel divided by the altitude lost in that distance.

How to Calculate Glide angle?

Glide angle calculator uses Glide angle=atan(Drag Force/Lift force) to calculate the Glide angle, The Glide angle formula for an aircraft is given by the inverse tangent of the ratio of drag and lift of the aircraft. Glide angle and is denoted by θ symbol.

How to calculate Glide angle using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Glide angle, enter Drag Force (FD and Lift force (L) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Glide angle calculation can be explained with given input values -> 1.471128 = atan(100/10).

FAQ

What is Glide angle?
The Glide angle formula for an aircraft is given by the inverse tangent of the ratio of drag and lift of the aircraft and is represented as θ=atan(FD or Glide angle=atan(Drag Force/Lift force). Drag Force is the resisting force experienced by an object moving through a fluid and The lift force, lifting force or simply lift is the sum of all the forces on a body that force it to move perpendicular to the direction of flow.
How to calculate Glide angle?
The Glide angle formula for an aircraft is given by the inverse tangent of the ratio of drag and lift of the aircraft is calculated using Glide angle=atan(Drag Force/Lift force). To calculate Glide angle, you need Drag Force (FD and Lift force (L). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Drag Force and Lift force and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
How many ways are there to calculate Glide angle?
In this formula, Glide angle uses Drag Force and Lift force. We can use 1 other way(s) to calculate the same, which is/are as follows -
  • Glide angle=atan(1/Lift-to-drag ratio)
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