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Old Sep 17, 2002, 04:35 PM
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How To Convert dm2 to oz/sq.ft

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I was looking to get a plane but they have 27dm2 for there wing loading. How do I convert to oz/sq.ft. The plane is Fieseler Fi 156 Storch and 56" span.

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Old Sep 17, 2002, 04:49 PM
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Look on the internet for a program called "Convert" - do a google search with the keywords "convert Measurements program" and you should find it

Its a great tool that among other things will do this conversion

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Old Sep 17, 2002, 05:10 PM
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You need more information. You said dm2. Decimeters squared, right? That's area. You need the weight too to convert to oz/ft2.
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Old Sep 17, 2002, 05:18 PM
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Presumably g/dm2.

So 27 g/dm2 = 8.848 oz/ft2 (approximately)
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Old Sep 17, 2002, 05:18 PM
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Hi

This is the link to the page of the plane. Like to know wing loading in oz/ft2 something i can relate to. http://mujweb.atlas.cz/www/bohemia/storch.htm

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Old Sep 17, 2002, 05:26 PM
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Dave

At bottom of page they say G-55,5g/dm2 and E-66,7g/dm2 I assume one is gas the the other is electric can you give me a approx on these numbers.

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Old Sep 17, 2002, 06:42 PM
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It's a 3 to 1 ratio approx. So your 27g/sq.dm is 9 oz./sq.ft

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Old Sep 17, 2002, 08:01 PM
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The E-66,7 g/dm2 means 66.7 g/dm2 for the electric version which is about 21.9 oz/ft2.
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Old Sep 18, 2002, 10:02 AM
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Thanks Dave seems like its not a slow flyer which I thought of that plane design.


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Old Sep 18, 2002, 11:05 AM
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A very nice kit that you can fly electric with a 400/480 geared. I haven't done all the weights yet, but I doubt that the wing loading is as high as 21 oz. I suspect its closer to 16-18. It is not a slow flyer, but you probably could fly it around a baseball field.
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Old Sep 18, 2002, 11:41 AM
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Re: How To Convert dm2 to oz/sq.ft

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Hi

I was looking to get a plane but they have 27dm2 for there wing loading. How do I convert to oz/sq.ft. The plane is Fieseler Fi 156 Storch and 56" span.

Thks
Wayne

A great little program that I found, will convert just about anything to anything.

To convert gm/dm^2 to oz/ft^2, for example you would type :

j <enter>
27 gm/dm^2 <enter>
oz/ft^2 <enter>

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Old Sep 18, 2002, 11:59 AM
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Hi Mike

Great program works well,66.7g/dm2 is just over 20oz/ft. I never new about these units until yesterday. Good stuff!

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Old Sep 19, 2002, 11:23 AM
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http://www.onlineconversion.com/

Convert anything to anything. Though it can't convert lead into gold
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