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Aerodynamics

Which of the following statements is correct:
1. The camber line is the curvature of the upper and lower surfaces of the airfoil.
1. The camber is the cross area between the chord line and the mean camber line.

The first statement is my own understanding and it is clearly illustrated here:
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/geom.html

The second statement appears in the cfi written test prep - airplanes & aerodynamics - Gleim - questions number 64 (DISCUSSION).

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Nov 28, 2014

    Look in the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge in Chapter 3. There is a paragraph titled “Airfoil Design” which has a picture depicting both camber and the camber line.

    You are asking about two separate terms. “Camber” and “Camber line”. They are not the same.

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