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Old Jun 24, 2009, 10:30 PM
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Hi JMP,
Sounds perfectly reasonable incidences to me, although I think it is usual to have slightly higher incidence on the top wing than the bottom.
The theory goes that if the higher incidence top wing stalls first, then the centre of lift moves back, the nose pitches down and everthing has a happy ending.
If the lower wing stalls first all the opposites occur.
I wonder if it's the reverse for backward stagger?
Of course with a light loading little thing like the Pinocchio, we shouldn't be having any wing near stall anyway.
With everything at +ve incidence, it's just like a bit of extra downthrust - always a safe thing to have.
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