Interesting question about the "outside wing"
The most common use where I've seem AOA demonstrated is on final. We're on
2000' grass. Landing to the west is over a road and the state of Oregon
wants pilots to cross that at 20'+. So the 2000' becomes shorter.
Approaching final with "reserve lift" or above the critical AOA can permit
steeper glide path without increasing speed.
Sort of like hearing the stall horn just before touchdown. My IFR instructor
made me realize the C172 fresh air vents have a fluttering sound that comes
on about 3 - 5 mph before the first stall warning horn. I'm hoping to get
the same preliminary input from the AOA. Or maybe I'm just a gadget monkey!
John Bouyea
N5391M/ KR2
OR81/ Hillsboro, OR
2015 KR@MMV Gathering CoHost

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From: KRnet [] On Behalf Of Tony King via
...  Does an AOA probe fitted to one wing detect an impending stall
situation equally for both wings?  Or should it be fitted to the left wing
on the basis that the turns in the circuit are usually left turns and it's
the inside wing that's more likely to stall?

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