Rates of Dive

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  1. PandaBall

    PandaBall New Member

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    Most aircraft sites give Rates of climbs for varying altitudes but I am trying to find out about rates of dives if anyone as done a database.
     
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    No.

    You might find SOME data on maximum dive speeds but a 'rate' of a dive implies acceleration profile from zero velocity in 'Z' axis throughout the dive until terminal velocity and steady velocity is attained.
     
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    Yeah, max speed is a bit different from how fast an aircraft accelerates to get to that speed. But I know what you mean, I just haven't ever seen anything close to that.
     
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