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What's the best way to find the aerodynamic center?

It’s a little-known fact that the aerodynamic center has both an x and a y coordinate. If x is the axial coordinate aft of the nose, and y is the normal coordinate, the aerodynamic center can be found from this equation:

2015-11-11 09.32.05 amNote that the location of the aerodynamic center is a function of angle of attack. Therefore, it is sometimes useful to find the locus of aerodynamic centers over a range of angles of attack.

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