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BASIC

Aerodynamics

AERODYNAMICS

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Aerodynamic Terms

Angle of Attack

Angle Between Chord Line & Relative Wind

Relative Wind

The direction of the airstream in relation to the airfoil

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Aerodynamic Terms

Lift

Is the force that acts in an upward direction to

support the aircraft in the air. It counteracts the

effects of weight. Lift must be greater than or equal to weight if flight is to be sustained. Lift acts perpendicular to relative wind

Weight

The force of gravity acting downward on

the aircraft and everything in the aircraft, such

as fuel and cargo.

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LIFT WEIGHT
LIFT
WEIGHT

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Aerodynamic Terms

Drag

Parallel & Opposite to Relative Wind

Total Aerodynamic Force

Vector Sum of Airfoil Lift & Drag

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TAF

LIFT DRAG WEIGHT
LIFT
DRAG
WEIGHT

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Drag

Types of Drag

Induced: Caused by the Production

of Lift Parasite: All Drag Not Caused by Lift

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Airfoil Force Vectors

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Airflow

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