gliding angle


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gliding angle

[′glīd·iŋ ‚aŋ·gəl]
(aerospace engineering)
The angle between the horizontal and the glide path of an aircraft. Also known as glide angle; glide slope.

glide angle

The flight path of an aircraft in glide, seen from the side and measured with respect to the horizontal. Also called the gliding angle.
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Gliding aspects Definition 1 Height of launch (m): The point on tree from which the glide is initiated by the flying squirrel 2 Height of landing (m): The point of landing on tree at the end of glide 3 Vertical drop (m): Total height of landing tree minus the height of point of landing 4 Horizontal distance (m): Horizontally distance between the points of launching and landing 5 Air distance (m): Diagonal distance between the points of launching to landing 6 Glide ratio: Horizontal distance divided by vertical drop 7 Gliding angle ([degrees]): Angle between horizontal distance and air distance 8 Air speed (m [s.
This data was used to calculate the gliding angle and the complete speed vector for the specific aircraft model, which is influenced by specified air parameters (for example, vertical air flow).
where [theta] is gliding angle, X is aerodynamic resistance force, Y is aerodynamic lift force, K is coefficient of performance, [C.
Aircraft gliding angle and air speed change depending on the angle of attack.
Increases in the gliding angle of attack, a delay of flow separation, as well as a reduction in the adverse pressure gradient in the upper surface are also effects of a thicker trailing edge.