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In class, we haven't talked about it as a specific recovery point. But as a gradual increase in thrust based on airspeed. Q: How does the thrust decrease? Airspeed thrust decreases as the altitude increases. (High altitude = low pressure/less air) less air = less thrust Q: How does ram pressure increase? Ram pressure increases when you fly into the air ...

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The thrust ($T$) of an engine is $T = Q(V_{out}-V_{in})$ where $Q$ is the mass flow through the engine, $V_{out}$ is the exit velocity of the exhaust gas and $V_{in}$ is the speed at which the air flow enters the engine inlet. The mass flow $Q$ is a product of volume of the air sucked by the engine and air density. When engine is producing considerable ...

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It's the intake for the air conditioning system. Source (last post on the page by "antonkr": The round hole on the leading edge of the starboard sponson is the intake for the very well-designed and super-efficient Air Conditioning System. This system was run via the APU whilst the aircraft was on the ground. It worked so well that many passengers, ...

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