USEFUL LOAD - The weight of crew, passengers, fuel, baggage, and ballast, generally excluding emergency or portable equipment and ordnance.
V - Velocity, now used in defining air speeds:
VA = Maneuvering Speed (max structural speed for full control deflection) ...
useful load Usable fuel and other consumables plus payload.
US gallon 0.83267 Imperial gallon; 3.785 litres.
USMC United States Marine Corps.
Useful load went up 220 pounds to 1,150 pounds, although some of that was lost to the higher fuel capacity, 81 gallons versus 56 gallons on the SR20. The SR22 almost immediately began outselling the SR20, causing 20% of existing SR20 customers to upgrade their orders to the more powerful airplane.
USEFUL LOAD - Volumetric capacity of the aircraft, disregarding weight.
WAC CHART - Directions to the WAC barracks.
YANKEE - Any pilot who has to ask New Orleans tower to "Say again".
Useful load (or Disposable load): The difference between gross take-off weight and basic weight empty. It is, in other words, all the load which is removable, which is not permanently part of the airplane. It includes the usable fuel, the pilot, crew, passengers, baggage, freight, etc.
Maximum Ramp Weight - (minus) Basic Operating Weight
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Useful Load - Volumetric capacity of the aircraft, without regard to cargo weight.
Wilco - Roger's brother, the nerd.
Windsock - Well-perforated item of clothing worn inside the shoe by underpaid copilot who can't afford a replacement or a darning needle.
Useful Load - Volumetric capacity of the aircraft, disregarding weight of cargo.
Up - A chant used by pilots taking off from Colorado Springs, who want to discover the meaning of life.
VOR - Radio navigation aid, named after the VORtex effect of pilots trying to home in on it.
PAYLOAD - The useful load of an aircraft cargo, passengers; in a military aircraft, its weapon load.
PITCH - The angle of incidence at which a propeller blade or rotor blade is set.
This weight is calculated by subtracting the weight of the fuel load (useable fuel quantity x 6 lbs/gal) from the published useful load. The weight of pilot, passengers and luggage cannot exceed the full fuel payload capacity.
The airplane has a solid 1000-1100 pound useful load and cruises at 120 knots plus while climbing at least 25-30% faster than a C-172 . It stands midway between the 172 and the 182 in almost all areas but is always priced 15-20% less than comparable Skyhawks. "So, what's it's draw backs?
Gibbs' Cutlass, which he bought new in 1981 and qualifies as a low-time 172RG with only 2,368 hours on the tach, has a basic empty weight of 1,701, resulting in a useful load of 849 pounds.
Ultralight Pilot: An oxymoron.
Useful Load: Volumetric capacity of the aircraft, disregarding weight of cargo.
Up: A chant used by pilots taking off from Colorado Springs, who want to discover the meaning of life.
A blended wing body can be considered a mixture of the above. It carries the useful load in a fuselage producing lift. An modern example is Boeing X-48. One of the earliest aircraft using this design approach is Burnelli CBY-3, which fuselage was airfoil shaped to produce lift.
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A Cherokee Six is a rather popular airplane. It has very good load-carrying ability; more than half of the legal max gross weight is useful load. Even allowing for a bantamweight pilot and a modest amount of fuel, you can imagine flying it at half of max gross weight.
The STOL CH 701 offers excellent off-airport performance in a lightweight and very economical two-seat design that is easy and fun to fly, while the new STOL CH 801 is a true sport utility vehicle, with 1,000 lbs useful load.
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