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Angle of attack of the wing
Wing angle of attack=Horizontal tail angle of attack+Wing incidence angle+Downwash angle-Tail incidence angle GO
Angle of incidence of wing
Wing incidence angle=Wing angle of attack-Horizontal tail angle of attack-Downwash angle+Tail incidence angle GO
Angle of incidence of tail
Tail incidence angle=Horizontal tail angle of attack-Wing angle of attack+Wing incidence angle+Downwash angle GO
Downwash angle
Downwash angle=Wing angle of attack-Wing incidence angle-Horizontal tail angle of attack+Tail incidence angle GO

Angle of attack at the tail Formula

Horizontal tail angle of attack=Wing angle of attack-Wing incidence angle-Downwash angle+Tail incidence angle
α<sub>t</sub>=α<sub>w</sub>-𝒊<sub>w</sub>-ε+𝒊<sub>t</sub>
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Angle of attack of the wing GO
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Total Lift of wing-tail combination GO
Lift due to wing only GO
Lift due to tail only GO
Total Lift Coefficient of wing-tail combination GO
Wing Lift Coefficient of wing-tail combination GO
Tail Lift Coefficient of wing-tail combination GO
Tail Efficiency for given lift coefficients GO
Tail area for given tail efficiency GO
Pitching moment due to tail GO
Tail lift for given tail pitching moment GO
Tail Pitching moment for given lift coefficient GO
Tail lift coefficient for given pitching moment GO
Tail Pitching moment coefficient GO
Tail Pitching moment for given moment coefficient GO
Mean aerodynamic chord for given tail pitching moment coefficient GO
Vertical tail moment arm for given yawing moment coefficient GO

What is the best angle of attack?

The best angle of attack is the angle that gives the best lift/drag (L/D) value and, thus, the highest cruise efficiency.

How to Calculate Angle of attack at the tail?

Angle of attack at the tail calculator uses Horizontal tail angle of attack=Wing angle of attack-Wing incidence angle-Downwash angle+Tail incidence angle to calculate the Horizontal tail angle of attack, The Angle of attack at the tail is the sum of wing angle of attack and tail incidence angle minus the sum of wing incidence angle and downwash angle. Horizontal tail angle of attack and is denoted by αt symbol.

How to calculate Angle of attack at the tail using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Angle of attack at the tail, enter Wing angle of attack w), Wing incidence angle (𝒊w), Downwash angle (ε) and Tail incidence angle (𝒊t) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Angle of attack at the tail calculation can be explained with given input values -> 0.777 = 0.09-0.078-0.095+0.86.

FAQ

What is Angle of attack at the tail?
The Angle of attack at the tail is the sum of wing angle of attack and tail incidence angle minus the sum of wing incidence angle and downwash angle and is represented as αtw-𝒊w-ε+𝒊t or Horizontal tail angle of attack=Wing angle of attack-Wing incidence angle-Downwash angle+Tail incidence angle. Wing angle of attack is the angle of attack of the wing of an aircraft, Wing incidence angle is the angle between the chord of wing and fuselage reference line, Downwash angle is the angle formed between the direction of air movement as it approaches an airfoil and as it leaves it and Tail incidence angle is the angle between the reference chord of the horizontal tail and the fuselage reference line.
How to calculate Angle of attack at the tail?
The Angle of attack at the tail is the sum of wing angle of attack and tail incidence angle minus the sum of wing incidence angle and downwash angle is calculated using Horizontal tail angle of attack=Wing angle of attack-Wing incidence angle-Downwash angle+Tail incidence angle. To calculate Angle of attack at the tail, you need Wing angle of attack w), Wing incidence angle (𝒊w), Downwash angle (ε) and Tail incidence angle (𝒊t). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Wing angle of attack, Wing incidence angle, Downwash angle and Tail incidence angle and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
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