angle off


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angle off

angle off
The acute angle between a fighter's sight line and the longitudinal axis of targeted aircraft. It is also the angular measurement between the line of flight of an aerial target and the gun-boresight line of an attacking aircraft.
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Moran attempted to solve this dilemma by using an oblique posterior plate orientation with 5-8 angle off centre from one axis of the humerus and angling the most distal screw proximally while improving distal fixation, the obliquity of the plate limited proximal fixation, which was problematic in comminuted or segmental fractures.
The base scene contains an FPC that fires projectiles at a specified angle off center (see Figure 1).
Ben Starosta equalized for Global nine minutes into the second half with a left-footed volley from a tight angle off a flick from El-Habbib, after Hector Zaghi put Stallion on top in the 24th minute.
If you had a good tile cutter and a smoothing stone and trimmed a slight angle off the vertical edges of each tile you could even make bowl shapes.
Second, the result is fairly straightforward: At any angle off the horizontal--whether up or down--the strike of the bullet will be somewhat higher than if the shot were fired horizontally at the same distance.
* To create the roof, shave a 15[bar] angle off the top edge of the last piece of wood to create a neat fit and attach to your bird box with nails at the sides and back.
You have to find the right angle off the tee and the right distance, even on the tee shots.
Parity was restored when the Upperthong keeper couldn''t handle a well struck shot from an acute angle off the boot of Xander Barraclough.
Cov made a lively start and led through an Apikotoa penalty, but Bees hit back from their first attack with Simon Hunt picking a perfect angle off his wing to cut through from a line-out and cross for a try which he also converted.
When Tait took the ball to the line, desperate for someone to cut an angle off him, no one could offer themselves one last time - and when the full-back hit the deck he was turned over in the tackle.
Alas, the ball bounced at an angle off the center field wall and into the bleachers for a ground rule double, and that cost Boston a run.