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Yes when I was bush flying in Northern Ontario (C-185 on straight floats) I used turning takeoff runs from time to time when loaded and with limited space. You start the turn once on the step. Step turns are a normal skill on floats although it's not a good idea to do it on choppy water in high winds. The guy in the video had insufficient space to take off ...


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Camber directly affects the amount of circulation an airfoil can generate, adding camber will always generate a higher zero alpha lift coefficient (intersection of the lift coefficient curve with the x=0 axis) up until a point that there is too much camber to sustain attachment. This leads directly to the question asked - does camber increase CL_max? For any ...


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In general, boundary layer development is key to understanding the role of airfoil geometry on performance metrics such as CLmax. In this case, with increasing AoA, positive camber creates a reduced adverse pressure gradient near the leading edge thus delaying the onset of massive boundary layer separation at stall angles relative to a symmetric airfoil. So, ...


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Camber is measured by taking the midpoint between the top and bottom of the wing and comparing it to the chord line, which runs from the leading edge to the trailing edge. The top graph simply shows that bending the leading edge down, as slats do, will begin to generate lift even if the wing is at zero AOA, because the top of the wing now has a greater ...


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