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Old Jan 31, 2003, 11:13 PM
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Just as an important technical point, drag never helps a plane fly slower. Minimal flying speed is proportional to the square root of the wing loading, and adding drag doesn't change this-- rather, it only prevents you from reaching higher speeds that you may or may not need to get your plane aloft.

An ideal plane has minimal drag and flies slower by throttling down, not by drag-rich design.

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