Origin of aerofoil
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The flexing or bending of an aerofoil out of its normal shape.
This means its aerofoil (supporting) surfaces must be of polished wood or metal.
This term denotes that the aerofoil has such a curved transverse section.
Gap is the vertical distance between one aerofoil and the one which is immediately above it.
The width of an aerofoil is the distance from the front to the rear edge, allowing for camber.
US and Canadian airfoil (ˈɛəˌfɔɪl)
- a cross section of an aileron, wing, tailplane, or rotor blade
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Word Origin and History for aerofoil
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