Drag values/figures for planes?

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  1. tomo pauk

    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    People, if someone has a good data about the drag values for planes, I'd appreciate the input.
    (I do have the numbers for USAAF/USN fighters from America's 100K, so I'm interested more in other countries)
     
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    Check PMs.
     
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    Tomo - for all a/c with accompanying flight test data for top speeds at SL for a given Bhp you can easily derive the Drag figures for parasite drag and induced drag -
     
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    Can you link me to any good resources for doing this? I am building a website to view and compare aircraft (primarily WW2 fighters at first) that will accept community data submissions/corrections (with references) and would like to be able to provide approximate drag figures.

    Thanks!
     
  5. drgondog

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    Hoerner in his Fluid Dynamic Drag devotes a couple of chapters to examples - but the text is hard to find under $100
     
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    There are several internet sites available where you can download a pdf copy. (Just Google "Horner Fluid Dynamic Drag)
     
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