SWAFA27
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Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:02 pm

What kind of angle and/or climb rate do you think this 757 is at?


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san747
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:04 pm

If that shot is level, looks about 25-35 degrees (judging by eyesight alone)... Either way... WOW!
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:14 pm

Id say 45 degrees, if its level.
 
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:38 pm

Id say about 40°.

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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:11 pm

Quoting San747 (Reply 1):
If that shot is level, looks about 25-35 degrees (judging by eyesight alone)... Either way... WOW!



Quoting Kearney (Reply 2):
Id say 45 degrees, if its level.



Quoting AirplaneFan (Reply 3):
Id say about 40°

Whats the standard angle for takeoff?
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:30 pm

Quoting SWAFA27 (Reply 4):
Whats the standard angle for takeoff?

I think it is 5°-20° depending on the weight of the airplane, though I may be wrong.

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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:30 pm

Quoting SWAFA27 (Reply 4):
Whats the standard angle for takeoff?

Usually around 15 degrees.
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:25 pm

Quoting SWAFA27 (Reply 4):
Whats the standard angle for takeoff?

Used to be whatever angle didn't spill the coffee on the first class passengers...
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:41 pm

Quoting San747 (Reply 6):
Usually around 15 degrees

Yep, Takeoff in a 737 means that you cannot put nose pitch higher than 10 Degreees or it going to be tailstrike, after positive climb, angle is increased to about 15 degrees.
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:36 pm

Its and empty military plane.. they probably didnt give a hoot about coffee
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:45 pm

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 7):
Used to be whatever angle didn't spill the coffee on the first class passengers...

You're not supposed to be drinking coffee during T/O...irrespective of class.... Big grin
 
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:27 am

I thought they served cocktails?
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:38 am

Quoting Kearney (Reply 2):
Id say 45 degrees, if its level.

At that angle the plane will stall.
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:49 am

It's pretty impossible to tell for certain without being able to see the ground to measure the angle/ check that the photographer is holding the camera level. I'm sure it's pretty damned steep though!
 
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:44 am

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 12):
At that angle the plane will stall.

If you hold the angle long enough, yes.

If you assume that angle to only for a few seconds, no.

There's a video floating around of a military 757-200 doing a mighty impressive zoom climb after a high speed pass.
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting SWAFA27 (Thread starter):
What kind of angle

Oh, the famous "tilted camera" angle, indeed. It can be 179 degrees and the plane does not stall.
 
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:12 am

BTW found this great clip of the same kind of 757


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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:16 am

the camera might be at an angle but id still say that is toooo much of a angle for that type of plane
 
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RE: Quick Question On This Pic

Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:19 am

Quoting Tristarfreak (Reply 17):

Holy cow! What a climb angle!
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