Gliding angle
Gliding angle Gliding angle (A["e]ronautics) The angle, esp. the least angle, at which a gliding machine or a["e]roplane will glide to earth by virtue of gravity without applied power. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • gliding angle — sklendimo kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. gliding angle vok. Gleitwinkel, m rus. угол планирования, m; угол скольжения, m pranc. angle de planement, m; angle de vol plané, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • gliding angle — noun Etymology: gliding from gerund of glide (I) : the angle between the plane of the horizon and the path of a glider or airplane; especially : the least angle at which a glider or airplane will glide to earth in still air …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gliding competitions — Some of the pilots in the sport of gliding take part in gliding competitions. These are usually racing competitions, but there are also aerobatic contests and cross country distance competitions. Many other pilots enjoy flying cross country just… …   Wikipedia

  • Gliding competition — Competition grid at 2004 UK Standard Class Nationals, Aston Down Some of the pilots in the sport of gliding take part in gliding competitions. These are usually racing competitions, but there are also aerobatic contests and on line league tables …   Wikipedia

  • angle de planement — sklendimo kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. gliding angle vok. Gleitwinkel, m rus. угол планирования, m; угол скольжения, m pranc. angle de planement, m; angle de vol plané, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • angle de vol plané — sklendimo kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. gliding angle vok. Gleitwinkel, m rus. угол планирования, m; угол скольжения, m pranc. angle de planement, m; angle de vol plané, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • gliding speed — The speed at which an aircraft glides. It must glide at the angle of attack at which the lift/drag (L/D) ratio is maximized to obtain the best glide angle and the maximum gliding distance. The best gliding speed corresponds to this angle of… …   Aviation dictionary

  • gliding — ▪ sport also called  soaring         flight in an unpowered heavier than air craft. Any engineless aircraft (airplane), from the simplest hang glider to a space shuttle on its return flight to the Earth, is a glider. The glider is powered by… …   Universalium

  • glide angle — The flight path of an aircraft in glide, seen from the side and measured with respect to the horizontal. Also called the gliding angle …   Aviation dictionary

  • History of hang gliding — Hang gliding is an air sport employing a foot launchable aircraft known as a hang glider. Typically, hang gliders are composed of an aluminium or composite framed fabric wing. The pilot is ensconced in a harness depending from the airframe, and… …   Wikipedia

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