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Old 05-20-2018, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default A question on aerobraking.

What is the maximum angle at which aerobraking should be performed to avoid a tail strike? Does the maximum angle alter with weather conditions, e.g. crosswind?
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:25 PM   #2
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From the -1 limit pitch to 15 degrees to avoid dragging the tail. Approximately 13 degrees for normal aerobraking.
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From the -1 limit pitch to 15 degrees to avoid dragging the tail. Approximately 13 degrees for normal aerobraking.
That's exactly what I was looking for, thanks.
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:02 PM   #4
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put the big W between the 10 and 15 lines, no higher that that... on the pitch scale and hold it there until the nose comes down by itself.
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