wing loading

NOUN
  1. the ratio of the weight of an airplane to its wing area
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How To Use wing loading In A Sentence

  • These bats use low wing loadings and low aspect ratios to practice slow, manoeuvrable flight as they glean for mostly terrestrial prey in cluttered habitats. Archive 2006-06-01
  • Data gathered on the acceleration of swifts and swallows illustrate another compromise: Birds with low wing loading and high aspect ratio suffer from lower acceleration performance.
  • It requires no special morphological adaptations, although it is most effective in birds with low wing loading.
  • I really need to test glide back at Quest with varying amounts of ballast to see how it flies with more then my light wing loading.
  • Greater noctule wing morphology indicates fast flight in open areas, as they have high wing loading and high aspect ratios. Archive 2006-06-01
  • Wing loading in the paradise tree snake falls between those two extremes, but it's closer to that of the swift.
  • Vespertilionids have the longest span, largest wing area and lowest wing loading in relation to body mass of the bat groups for which regression lines were calculated.
  • The null clinal pattern would be supported by a negative relationship between T cline, and wing loading, as we have observed for T cline, and size.
  • All birds-even the largest volant species, have relatively low wing loadings relative to, for example, airplanes.
  • This occurs at one angle of attack for the same wing loading of a paraglider.
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