Nah, that is "minimum takeoff speed". If your max ground speed is lower than your minimum takeoff speed, the plane won't be able to lift into the air.
When you put additional weight on your plane, it should be increasing the minimum takeoff speed and also decreasing the max ground speed, but instead what happens is that it increases BOTH the min takeoff and max ground speeds. This makes it easier to put huge fuel tanks onto planes right now.
I'm doing some more testing right now. It's behaving a little more weird than I thought. It turns out that if you design a light aircraft with ultralight propeller and medium wings, the max ground speed will REDUCE as you add more weight to it.
HOWEVER, if you design a light airplane with super heavy propeller engine and medium wings, then the max ground speed will INCREASE as you add more weight.
Ultralight and light propellers on a light plane get slower the heavier the plane is.
Medium, heavy, very heavy and super heavy propellers on a light plane get faster the heavier the plane is.
I also noticed that when you have an aircraft that is unable to take off and you press "negative" at the final screen, it will close the whole screen, instead of taking you back to the first screen, like it normally does.
Another test, light plane with medium propeller, medium wings, 1800l tank, no weapons vs the same design, but with super heavy propeller.
The medium propeller version has a max ground speed of 236 km/h and the super heavy propeller version has 240 km/h.
The super heavy propeller has almost 4 times the engine power of the medium propeller, but it only increases the speed by 4 km/h?
Which version did you use for this test?
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