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Wing’s Center of pressure (CP)

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Change in the center of pressure (CP) of a wing affect the aircraft: a. CG b. Lift/drag ratio c. Lifting capacity d. aerodynamic balance and controllability. The correct answer is (d) aerodynamic balance and controllability; Two questions on the above: 1. wouldn't center of pressure does change the lifting capacity when moved forward? 2. what does the statement "aerodynamic balance and controllability" mean?

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Dec 01, 2014

    There is a discussion of longitudinal stability in Chapter 4 of the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge that talks about Center of Pressure (Center of Lift).

    The lift equation also appears in Chapter 4 under Lift/Drag ratio. You will see that Center of Pressure is not one of the terms in that equation.

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