How To Convert dm2 to oz/sq.ft - RC Groups
Sep 17, 2002, 04:35 PM
Registered User

# How To Convert dm2 to oz/sq.ft

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
 Sep 17, 2002, 04:49 PM Registered User 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 Alan W Last edited by Alan W; Sep 17, 2002 at 04:56 PM.
 Sep 17, 2002, 05:10 PM Simian Member You need more information. You said dm2. Decimeters squared, right? That's area. You need the weight too to convert to oz/ft2.
 Sep 17, 2002, 05:18 PM Registered User Presumably g/dm2. So 27 g/dm2 = 8.848 oz/ft2 (approximately)
 Sep 17, 2002, 05:18 PM Registered User 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 Thks Wayne
 Sep 17, 2002, 05:26 PM Registered User 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. Thks Wayne
 Sep 17, 2002, 06:42 PM Registered User It's a 3 to 1 ratio approx. So your 27g/sq.dm is 9 oz./sq.ft Cheers, Martin (who prefers to do it in his head)
 Sep 17, 2002, 08:01 PM Registered User The E-66,7 g/dm2 means 66.7 g/dm2 for the electric version which is about 21.9 oz/ft2.
 Sep 18, 2002, 10:02 AM Registered User Thanks Dave seems like its not a slow flyer which I thought of that plane design. thks Wayne
 Sep 18, 2002, 11:05 AM Registered User 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.
Sep 18, 2002, 11:41 AM
Registered User

# Re: How To Convert dm2 to oz/sq.ft

Quote:
 Originally posted by wayne 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>

Mike