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How will frost on the wings of an airplane affect takeoff performance?



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Frost on the wings of an airplane will have a negative effect on takeoff performance. The rough surface of the frost will disrupt the smooth flow of air over the wing and destroy some of its lifting capability.A thin layer of frost would not change the camber of the wing significantly and would decrease, not increase, its lifting capability. Frost on a wing will cause the wing to stall at a lower angle of attack, increasing the stall speed.

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