## How do I calculate time, fuel, and distance to climb?

In order to calculate time to climb you need: the vertical distance you are climbing (ex SL to 4000 feet = 4000 feet) your climb rate (ex 500 feet per [...]

## Is endurance greater at sea level or at 10,000 feet?

Endurance decreases with altitude and therefore is greater at sea level.

## What effect does weight have on the range of an airplane?

Weight will reduce the range of your airplane. Added weight will require more lift. More lift means more induced drag. More drag means more power is necessary and consequently greater fuel [...]

## What is the rule of thumb for calculating DENSITY ALTITUDE?

The rule of thumb for calculating density altitude is to add 120 feet to the pressure altitude for each degree above standard temperature. For example. If you pressure altitude was 700 [...]

## What are the basic weight and balance definitions?

Basic Empty Weight (BEW): the weight of the aircraft as it sits in front of you including oil and other fluids, not NOT FUEL. Useful Load: the maximum allowable gross weight [...]

## What is the Rule of Thumb for converting from IAS to TAS?

When converting from IAS to TAS the rule of thumb is is that TAS increases by 1.5% over IAS for every thousand feet up to 20,000 feet. For example, if you [...]

## How much does 1 litre of oil weigh?

1 (one) litre of oil weighs approximately 2 pounds.

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