3.0 Theory of Flight (Aerostatics)

3.1  PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT

  1. Bernoulli's Theorem
  2. Newton's Law

3.2  FORCES ACTING ON A BALLOON

  1. Lift
  2. Weight
  3. Equilibrium

3.3  FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS

  1. Handling Characteristics Related to envelope Size and Shape

3.4  DESIGN

  1. Load Distribution
  2. Structural Limitations

3.5  FLIGHT CONTROLS

  1. Functions of Vents, Valves and Rip Panels
  2. Relationship between Controls and their Effects

3.6  EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE AND ALTITUDE

  1. Density Altitude
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