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octanehuffer 02-12-2007 09:58 PM

Wing loading calculations
 
What is the formula for calculating wing loading?
Adam

Dsegal 02-12-2007 11:15 PM

RE: Wing loading calculations
 
Ounces divided by square feet wing area.

Mike Emilio 02-13-2007 08:38 AM

RE: Wing loading calculations
 
Wing Loading, Imperial
Loading (oz/sq.ft) = Weight(oz) / ( Wingspan(in) * Wing Chord(in) / 144 )

Wing Loading, Metric
Loading (g/sq.dm) = Weight(g) / ( Wingspan(mm) * Wing Chord(mm) / 10000 )


octanehuffer 02-13-2007 02:45 PM

RE: Wing loading calculations
 
So if all is right, a 17 lb airplane with 1420 square inches will have 25 oz/ft?

MajorTomski 02-13-2007 02:52 PM

RE: Wing loading calculations
 
17 pound X 16 OZ/pound =272 ounces

1420 square inches / 144 sqin/sqft=9.861 sq ft

272/9.861=27.30 OZ/sqft

Campy 02-16-2007 09:50 AM

RE: Wing loading calculations
 
For future reference, here is an online way to calculate wing loading:

http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/eflight/calcs_wingload.htm


Check out the other calculators he has there also.

dk823 02-22-2007 01:19 PM

RE: Wing loading calculations
 
If your wing is not rectangular, the formula cited in post #3 doesn't really apply for it assumes a rectangular wing (i.e. wingspan X chord). The correct formula for wing loading is weight/wing area. If you know the actual wing area, you should use this. For example, if you had a wing with an aft swept leading edge, tapering to the tip, etc., then the formula from #3 wouldn't give the correct result. Use the wing area if you can determine it.

JV44 02-22-2007 02:03 PM

RE: Wing loading calculations
 
Ok, here a formula to calculate wing area in trapezoidal wings:
Area=( (chord at root +chord at tip)/2)* wingspan, ok more simple, add root to tip chord lenght, divide by two, and then multiply for wingspan

yak52 02-23-2007 03:11 PM

RE: Wing loading calculations
 
What is the typical wing load value of the giant scale aeroplane?

Yak52


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