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Old 13th Nov 2018, 21:52
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Gipsy Queen
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Originally Posted by Concours77 View Post

No airplane can fly with zero AoA. Letís donít do Bernoulli. If the centerline of chord is the same as the fuselage longitudinal line, and the fuselage level, the airplane will sink. The angle of incidence of the wing allows less nose up when close to level. It is ďbaked inĒ AoA. No?

I agree - the subject is sufficiently complicated without introducing Daniel Bernoulli! The above is correct in the case of the x-axis of the fuselage being coincident with that of the wing chord but Vessbot's was wondering why a wing AoA (disregarding wash-out) necessarily has to be related to the angle of incidence of the fuselage. The answer is, of course, that it doesn't.
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