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If we take a Trapezoid wing shape as an example and see that it has low $c_l$ near the root of the wing and very high $c_l$ at the tip. The Lift generated, however, is reversed to the that of the $c_l$.

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  • $\begingroup$ The aviation SE site is a better option for aerodynamics questions. $\endgroup$ – Eric S Dec 23 '20 at 15:06
  • $\begingroup$ i think you mean Cl not Ca? $\endgroup$ – kamran Dec 23 '20 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed! I have corrected it. $\endgroup$ – Sherlock Homies Dec 23 '20 at 20:57
  • $\begingroup$ Isn't this backwards? Lift comes from creating a greater wind speed above the wing than below, which would imply shape and area. $\endgroup$ – StainlessSteelRat Dec 24 '20 at 11:43

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