Skip to main content
2 votes
Accepted

What is the purpose of adjusting the thrust angle for model aircraft?

Typically the motor will point down and to the right. There can be various reasons for this. I've included a plans excerpt from https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=91062 Downward angle ...
Kenn Sebesta's user avatar
  • 1,892
2 votes
Accepted

Do propellers at different angles work the same? And do intersecting flows of air work the same?

The motors would still generate the same amount of thrust, however it would be aimed in a different direction. Think of the thrust as horizontal and vertical vectors. You can work out the ratio of ...
Drones and Whatnot's user avatar
2 votes

Do propellers at different angles work the same? And do intersecting flows of air work the same?

The amount of force generated remains the same, however it is applied in a different direction; you therefore get an effective reduction in force for a given axis. To use the two extremes: If the ...
Kralc's user avatar
  • 6,036
1 vote

What is the purpose of adjusting the thrust angle for model aircraft?

Often if the motor is mounted off the centre of gravity you will adjust the thrust angle of the motor to point at the centre of gravity to reduce the torque effect on the model. For example a model ...
Fraser Steen's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible