Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cruise Performance Charts

I fly a Cessna 172N, which comes with a POH with lots of information. One of the more useful tables is the Cruise Performance table shown below (Figure 1). The chart gives the fuel flow rate and true airspeed for various … Continue reading

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The Factors in P-Factor

When learning to fly, one of the first things that student pilots learn about is the phenomenon  known as asymmetrical propeller loading, or p-factor. In aircraft with propellers, p-factor causes a yawing moment when the aircraft is at high angles of … Continue reading

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