trail angle

trail angle

[′trāl ‚aŋ·gəl]
(aerospace engineering)
The angle at an aircraft between the vertical and the line of sight to an object over which the aircraft has passed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The orientation of the trail to the prevailing slope, termed the trail angle by Bratton et al.
After a dozen creek crossings, the trail angles skyward, eventually dumping hikers onto the 4,800-foot-high saddle named Naked Ground Gap.
Each of the design parameters associated with the wing geometry, i.e., wing approach and trail angles [alpha], [beta], tip clearance [delta] and land width e, were optimized via mathematical modeling of the localized flow patterns in that region of the mixer according to their process function (ref.
The trail angles toward the banker's house, but I have convinced myself no self-respecting deer will venture so close to man, wounded and hurting.
"Train up a child in the way he should go," sang Solomon, "and he shall not depart from it." Those words take some of the weight off my shoulders as the trail angles sharply downslope.