Climb Performance

Best Angle of Climb:

  • Max excess thrust results in the best angle of climb
  • Occurs at L/Dmax for a jet
  • Occurs below L/Dmax for a prop

 

Best Rate of Climb:

  • Best rate is maximizing velocity
  • It is the point where the largest power is available
  • Occurs above L/Dmax for a jet
  • Occurs at L/Dmax for a prop

 

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