Why Maneuvering Speed Changes With Weight

Why Maneuvering Speed Changes With Weight

In the previous video titled, "Understanding Maneuvering Speed," I explained how maneuvering speed helps prevent structural damage to the airplane. In this video, I explain why maneuvering speed changes with a change in the airplane's weight. You must watch the first video for this video to make sense.

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Hi Rod, great vid. Something I’ve always pondered.

One question though… the utility category usually bumps the G-load up to 4.2Gs. One must assume this is the fixed weight comments are stressed to this baseline. Therefore shouldn’t manoeuvring speeds be referenced to 4.2G?

Johnathon Tully

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