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## How do you find the surface area of a wing?

- This slide shows the wing shapes for a variety of aircraft as viewed from above while looking down on the wing–a view called the planform of the wing. For all of the wings shown above, we are looking at only one of the two wings.
- A = s * c.
- A = .5 * [ ct + cr ] * s.
- A = .5 * cr * s.

**Is calculus used in aerodynamics?**

The calculus of variations has become increasingly popular in applied aerodynamics through the study of the optimum shapes of aircraft and missile components and flight mechanics through the study of the optimum trajectories of aircraft, missiles, and spaceships.

### How is RC plane wing area calculated?

How to Calculate Wing Loading

- Convert the area to square feet. There are 144 (12 x 12) square inches in a square foot. 600 in2 ÷ 144 = 4.17 ft2
- Convert the total empty weight (ready-to-fly with no fuel) to ounces. There are 16 ounces in a pound. 5.5 lbs x 16 = 88 oz.
- Divide the weight by the area:

**How is wing aspect ratio calculated?**

The Aspect Ratio of a wing is defined to be the square of the span divided by the wing area and is given the symbol AR. For a rectangular wing, this reduces to the ratio of the span to the chord length as shown at the upper right of the figure.

## How do you calculate coefficient of lift?

The lift coefficient is defined as: CL = L/qS , where L is the lift force, S the area of the wing and q = (rU2/2) is the dynamic pressure with r the air density and U the airspeed. Similarly, the drag coefficient is written as: CD = D/qS , where D is the drag force and the other symbols have the same meaning.

**What math do you need for aerodynamics?**

Aerospace engineering degrees are fundamentally engineering degrees, of which aerodynamics is only one, often minor, component. These degrees require extensive science and math coursework, including classes in chemistry, physics, analytic geometry, differential equations and calculus.

### Do you need calculus to become a pilot?

Pilots must understand geography and physics and must have good mechanical aptitude. The job also requires good math skills. Pilots use math on a daily basis. In addition to basic arithmetic, algebra and calculus, a thorough understanding of geometry allows pilots to do their job well.

**How do you find the wing area of a paper airplane?**

Cut a 10 cm x 10 cm square from the same paper as the plane and weigh it. Calculate the wing area of the plane using the weight of paper equivalent to 100 cm2. Calculate the aspect ratio according to the following equation: Aspect ratio = (Wingspan)2/(Wing Area)

## What is the formula to calculate lift?

The lift formula is lift force, F = CL × q × A , where CL is lift coefficient, A is area, and q is dynamic fluid pressure.

**What is aspect ratio formula?**

Essentially, it describes an image’s shape. Aspect ratios are written as a formula of width to height, like this: 3:2. For example, a square image has an aspect ratio of 1:1, since the height and width are the same. The image could be 500px × 500px, or 1500px × 1500px, and the aspect ratio would still be 1:1.