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**Beginner's Guide to Propulsion**

**Forces in a Climb** -
**Worksheet
**

- Assuming the angle of ascent is a constant, find the
angle the plane must use to achieve this height at this distance
--to the nearest degree. Make a diagram and explain how you
arrived at your answer.

__Note:__ Don't forget to change radians to degrees.

- We are going to use this information to find vertical and
horizontal net forces.

a. Find the thrust for a Boeing 737-600 airplane.

Thrust =____________

b. What is the take off weight of the plane? Change this weight to
Newtons.

** **Weight in lbs. = ___________ Weight in Newtons
=___________

c. Use the first equation on the Forces
In A Climb page to find vertical net force. Use 700,000 N as
the lift and 35,000 N as the drag.

Show the original equation and then show the substitutions with
your answer. Label answer with correct units.

d. Use the second equation to find the horizontal net force; use
lift and drag from part c above.

Show the original equation and then show the substitutions with
your answer. Label answer with correct units.

- Divide your net force from 2c and 2d by the weight of the
airplane to get the vertical and horizontal acceleration in "g's"
(ratioed to gravitational acceleration).

a. Vertical acceleration = _____________________g's

b. Horizontal acceleration = _______________g's