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The aspect ratio is a coefficient that characterizes the elongation of a wing. It is the square of the wingspan divided by its projected area.
→ Aspect ratio = wingspan² ÷ projected area
On a square, one could take the length of the square compared to the other side of the square, but on a wing, there are variations in different chord lengths to take into account.
A wing is characterized by its length (span), its chord (width), and its surface area. The aspect ratio is the ratio between these elements, which yields a coefficient that allows for the comparison of wings.
For example, between a Carver 1700 (AR=5.5) and a Flyer 1300 (AR=7), the latter has less chord length compared to its length, thus resulting in a higher aspect ratio. Therefore, the higher the aspect ratio, the greater the span!