angle of climb


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angle of climb

[′aŋ·gəl əv ′klīm]
(aerospace engineering)
The angle between the flight path of a climbing vehicle and the local horizontal.

angle of climb

The angle between the flight path of a climbing aircraft and the local horizon.
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When climbing right after takeoff, choosing the best angle of climb speed gets us over the trees at the far end of the runway while the best rate gives us a greater altitude gain over time.
Max], determines some of the most important performance aspects of an airplane--best range, best glide, and best angle of climb.
Other variations include a 300-pound capacity model constructed aluminum, a stockpicker with three 24 x 22-inch package trays, a cantilever ladder that slides in for positioning over machinery, and a version with a 45-degree angle of climb on 9.
We have every style and angle of climb you can imagine.
The indexer has a sliding reference marker that allows you to change the focal point for referencing best rate and angle of climb, best short-field approach AoA and best cruise AoA when flying into a headwind or with a tailwind.
If you're reworking your panel, consider placing the VSI (VVI) under the airspeed because they are related by angle of climb or descent.
Slow climb rates hurt two ways: There is more time spent worrying about a conflict as the small jet lazily crosses the cruising altitudes of other jets, and the climbing jet has an even lower groundspeed than it would in cruise so it's angle of climb is unusually steep.
Among them are best angle of climb and the speed for handling an engine-out emergency in a single, and providing for the minimum descent rate.
A Super Decathlon, similar to the one flown by Steve Fossett on his last flight, has a stall speed of 53 mph and best angle of climb ([V.
As an airplane ascends, the speeds for best rate and best angle of climb vary with altitude and finally converge at the aircraft's absolute ceiling, where there is no excess of power and only one speed will allow steady, level flight but zero rate of climb.