Units

Europe uses the Metric system of units which may be unfamiliar to US pilots. Please use the following converters to change Metric units to Imperial units. This should be a temporary page; we intend to prepare all our documents also in Imperial units. Please be patient with us!

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cuft m3 1 cuft = 0.028317 m3 m3=cuft Volume of the envelope
1 m3 = 35.314 cuft
in cm 1 in = 2.54 cm cm=inch Basket dimensions
1 cm = 0.394 in
in mm 1 in = 25.4 mm mm=inch Drawings
1 mm = 0.0394 in
ft m 1 ft = 0.3048 m  m=ft Basket dimensions
1 m = 3.281 ft
sqft m2 1 sqft = 0.0929 m m2=sqft Basket floor area
1 m2 = 10.7639 sqft
yd m 1 yd = 0.9144 m  m=yd Length of fabric, wires
1 m = 1.094 yd
US gal l 1 US gal = 3.785 l  l = US gal Volume of fuel tanks
1 l = 0.264 US gal
pound kg 1 lb = 0.454 kg kg=lb Weight
1 kg = 2.203 lb
°F °C °F = 9*°C/5 + 32 °C=°F Temperature in the envelope
°C = (°F-32)*5/9
psi kPa 1 psi = 6.895 kPa kPa=psi Pressure
1 kPa = 0.145 psi
BTU/hr MW BTU/hr = 0.000000293 MW MW=mio BTU/hr Power of burner
1 MW = 3412969 BTU/hr
ft/min m/s 1 ft/min = 0.00508 m/s m/s=ft/min Speed of climbing/descending
1 m/s = 196.85 ft/min