drift angle
The angle measured in degrees between the heading of an aircraft or ship and the track made good.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • drift angle — dreifo kampas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Kampas, matuojamas laipsniais tarp orlaivio ar laivo nustatytos krypties ir faktinės plaukimo ar skrydžio krypties. atitikmenys: angl. drift angle pranc. angle de dérive …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • drift angle — noun Etymology: probably translation of French angle de dérive 1. : the angle between the axis of a ship when turning and the tangent to the path on which it is turning 2. : the horizontal angle between the longitudinal axis of an airplane and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift angle — Naut. the angle made by the path of a drifting vessel with its heading. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • drift angle — The angle measured in degrees between the heading of an aircraft and the track made good …   Aviation dictionary

  • drift indicator — noun or drift meter or drift sight : a flight instrument used for measuring the angle of drift of an aircraft and equipped with a hairline or sight wire that may be rotated until objects on the ground appear to travel parallel with it so that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drift meter — This article is about the aircraft instrument for measuring wind speeds. For the World War I bombsight, see Drift Sight. A drift meter, also drift indicator and drift sight, is an optical device used to improve dead reckoning for aircraft… …   Wikipedia

  • drift indicator — An instrument that looks vertically at the surface to provide an indication of drift angle. It consists essentially of a sight tube with a hairline that is rotated until objects on the ground travel parallel to it. This direction is compared with …   Aviation dictionary

  • angle de dérive — dreifo kampas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Kampas, matuojamas laipsniais tarp orlaivio ar laivo nustatytos krypties ir faktinės plaukimo ar skrydžio krypties. atitikmenys: angl. drift angle pranc. angle de dérive …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • drift float — noun : a float dropped from an aircraft flying over water as a marker for determining the drift angle or the direction of surface wind …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drift — Drift, n. [From {drive}; akin to LG. & D. drift a driving, Icel. drift snowdrift, Dan. drift, impulse, drove, herd, pasture, common, G. trift pasturage, drove. See {Drive}.] 1. A driving; a violent movement. [1913 Webster] The dragon drew him… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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