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You wrote If I understand right, when you are trimmed for current speed, let’s say 290 KTAS, does that mean if airspeed increases to 295, the plane will pitch up to slow it back down? And vice versa for the speed falling below 290. You are describing the phugoid mode for longitudinal dynamics. The key is that it trades kinetic and potential energy back ...


Yes airplanes trim to a speed. The airplane is "in trim" when the tail downforce balances the nose down pitching moment about the airplane's neutral point and it is not accelerating or decelerating. Left on its own (no control input), it will pitch to seek its trim speed when displaced from that speed for whatever reason. If actual speed is below trim ...


The pitch trim setting is based on the angle of attack. The angle of attack is affected by indicated airspeed, center of gravity and any unbalanced forces. In a steady state aircraft where the airplanes forces are all balanced then we are left with airspeed and center of gravity. Under normal operations where fuel is not being transferred from an aft ...


The AOA is 15 degrees and pulling 9G for making the maximum performance turn in level turns in F16. ( 22 degrees /sec)


No, it is not possible to derive EAS from the data provided. p=Actual density p(o) = standard Sea Level Density TAS = True Airspeed. You can get to actual density from the pressure altitude and temperature (ISA+ or raw). Without temperature, it is impossible to derive air density from pressure altitude; only estimates are possible. For a ...


Provided that your calculations take place for a standard day, below 11 km altitude the Outside Air Temperature is simply a linear function of altitude. From the wikipedia article for Standard Atmosphere: So OAT = 15 - 1.98 * Altitude, with OAT in °C and Altitude in 1,000 ft. Airspeed data is superfluous.

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