Aerofoil Terminology/Answer 2

Aerofoil Terminology/Answer 2

An increase in angle of attack results in an increase in lift and induced drag, up to a point. Too high an angle of attack (usually around 17 degrees) and the airflow across the upper surface of the aerofoil becomes detached, resulting in a loss of lift, otherwise known as a Stall.

Critical Angle of Attack

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