# What is the need for twist along a wing?

Why should a wing even have a twist towards its outermost chord? How did that even come about? Why can't it be straight and aligned as it usually is?

• A lot of wings have a twist to change the stall characteristics. For example on Cessna's, the wing is twisted such that a stall progresses from root to tip, leaving the ailerons effective for most of the stall and improving control-ability. – Ron Beyer Jan 20 '17 at 19:54