Optimum range and endurance of a piston propeller aircraft with cambered wing

Cavcar M., Cavcar A.

JOURNAL OF AIRCRAFT, vol.42, no.1, pp.212-217, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.2514/1.6095
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.212-217
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


An exact solution of the maximum range, and a highly accurate approximate solution of the maximum endurance, are proposed for cruising flight of the piston-powered aircraft installed with a constant-speed propeller and cambered wing. It is proven that the constant-altitude/constant-speed cruise range can be independently optimized, even for the aircraft with cambered wing, without substitution of the optimum speed of other flight regimes.