How does more lift help in a stall? For flaps, I thought the effective increase in camber of the wing would make the wing have a higher AoA, therefore making a stall happen sooner.


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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/48100/…? Also, by "sooner", do you mean at a lower nose-up fuselage angle in relation to the flight path / relative wind, or do you mean at a higher airspeed? Your question suggests some possible confusion between the two. Just because you change the wing shape in a way that would increase wing's aoa if for some reason the fuselage angle in relation to the flight path stayed constant, doesn't mean that you are increasing the wing a-o-a associated with any given airspd. $\endgroup$ Nov 20, 2023 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ @quiet flyer Ah okay, thanks for the link! $\endgroup$
    – Wyatt
    Nov 20, 2023 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ In addition of the linked question elements: Flaps (and slats) re-energize the boundary layer, moving the separation bubbles aft, causing the flow to reattach. See this answer for details about the origin of the separation bubbles. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Nov 21, 2023 at 16:08


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