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Angle of incidence

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is the angle of incidence set to produce maximum lift during the takeoff roll?

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  1. Nathan Parker on Oct 17, 2012

    No, because it doesn’t do that. You don’t get maximum lift until you pull all the way back on the yoke.

    The angle of incidence is set so that at cruise, the fuselage is at the minimum drag orientation to the relative wind.

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  2. Matthew Waugh on Oct 25, 2012

    I agree with the second paragraph – but I hope I don’t understand the first paragraph because it made me go “WHAT?”

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  3. Nathan Parker on Oct 28, 2012

    “I agree with the second paragraph – but I hope I don’t understand the first paragraph because it made me go “WHAT?””

    Ok, not ALL the way back on the yoke, but close.

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