Talk:Zero-lift drag coefficient

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It is rather disturbing to read that the formulas that are supposed to keep planes safely in the air refer to certain parts of the human anatomy (feet), the stamina of certain mammals (horsepower) and certain species of snail (slugs). Would the author of this article therefore please resort to the use of the metric (SI) system.

Takes as long to complain as it does to fix things. I don't feel like doing the conversions. If it bothers you, be my guest. - Emt147 Burninate! 02:43, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Indeed the continued used of the deeply irrational imperial units is appalling. but maybe it should just be deleted since this exists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_coefficient Dan Frederiksen (talk) 17:56, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Drag Calcs Specific to Props[edit]

Only propeller driven aircraft can use this equation. It's based on circular logic anyway. I'm volunteering to write this section up to snuff, but I've heard that the wiki gods are being cliquish. Not elitist, cliquish. Anyway, I am an aerospace engineer and find that many of the articles on aerodynamics are very, very poorly written in terms of their usefulness as a reference for aircraft design. I can't even look up basic topics. So instead of using a web source that's fast, I end up using a textbook that's slow. This is in stark contrast to wiki's usefulness as a reference for other technical topics. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Knappador (talkcontribs) 01:26, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi Knappador! Feel free to do as much editing and improving as you like. That is what Wikipedia is all about. However, be aware that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a reference for aircraft design, or a textbook, or a guidance manual. Have a quick look at WP:NOT. There is a lot of guidance available about how to write good material and provide suitable references and in-line citations. I will put links on your personal User Talk page to lead you to some of the guidance material. As for the Wiki gods being cliquish - I haven't seen any evidence of it. Happy editing! Dolphin51 (talk) 04:41, 31 March 2010 (UTC)