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Thread: Angle of Attack?

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    Angle of Attack?

    So I know what the angle of attack is, but I do not know how to find out what my current AOA is, or how to change it. Can someone help me with this?
    Happily killing kerbals since 1997.

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    If all of your wings are attached straight, then your angle of attack is just the pitch relative to prograde vector. Otherwise, you have to add geometric angle of attack of the particular lifting surface. And that, by the way, is how you can change your effective AoA.

    Why do you need any of that, though?

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    I got the softnose airplanes, and for flying instructions, they talk a lot about AOA, and changing it to X if it is above or below Y
    Happily killing kerbals since 1997.

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    Is this KSP related? I'm not quite following. If so, could you please clarify what you mean? Are you talking about a mod?

    Or is this about model airplanes? If so, it'd help if you could clarify if they are controlled and whether they are powered or just gliders.

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    Mechjeb has an info window , pitch for an inline wing would be AoA for the plane.
    Any inclined wings would provide pitch plus or minus the inclination.

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