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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How steeply depends on groundspeed, because you need an angle of climb, not a rate of climb.
Once you've studied aircraft systems you'll get into aerodynamics peculiar to single-engine operations in a twin and the speeds you'll need to know for the particular airplane and their significance: minimum control speed (Vmc), single-engine best rate of climb speed (Vyse), single-engine best angle of climb speed (Vxse) and safe single-engine speed (Vsse).
The most efficient relationship between CL and CD, denoted as [(L/D).sub.Max], determines some of the most important performance aspects of an airplane--best range, best glide, and best angle of climb. [(L/D).sub.Max], like [C.sub.L-MAX], occurs at a specific AOA.
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 9.5 x 24-inch steps for easy ascent.
We have every style and angle of climb you can imagine." The centre also runs Rock Stars Kids sessions for youngsters aged from three to seven, and can also be hired as a party venue.
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.
If you're reworking your panel, consider placing the VSI (VVI) under the airspeed because they are related by angle of climb or descent.
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.
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.
Best climb rate; best angle of climb; minimum-controllable airspeed; maximum maneuvering speed--those airspeeds we learn correspond to the alpha we want.