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angle of attack

Line breaks: angle of at¦tack

Definition of angle of attack in English:

noun

Aeronautics
The angle between the line of the chord of an aerofoil and the relative airflow: move forwards on the stick to reduce the angle of attack
More example sentences
  • Flaps can move the pitch angle higher toward the critical angle of attack.
  • A stall is nothing more than exceeding the critical angle of attack.
  • The ailerons - the wing's control surfaces - remain effective at the highest angles of attack, and controllability of the aircraft is retained even in the event of airflow separating from the remainder of the wings' surface.

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