Given an aircraft with a fixed MTOW and a maximum load factor of 6 g's. Let's assume that the Manouvering Speed is 120 Knots. Does it change with the actual weight of the airplane? The manouvering speed is the stall speed at the maximum load factor, in this case the maximum speed at six times the weight. If we reduce the take off weight the manouvering speed should remains the same as long as the the stress on the aircraft remains the same. The stresses depends on the force applied on the structure that depend on angle of attack velocity and area the surface immersed in the fluid. So at 120 Knots the lift generated by the wing is the same wether or not the weight of aircraft has changed. WHat have changed is the acceleration, but not the stresses. I'd appreciate any comments and suggestions(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Manouvering Speed and weight

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