tailless delta


tailless delta
A delta wing where the angle of attack is controlled by the movement of the trailing edge of the wing; an upward movement produces a downward force on the trailing edge and so increases the angle of attack. An aircraft using a delta wing, but with a separate tailplane, has a higher maximum value of coefficient of lift (CL max) and a lower stalling angle than the tailless delta aircraft.

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