Proton NMR investigations of the smectic-C phases of three 4,4′-bis-n-alkyloxy-azoxybenzenes (C 7 , C 8 , C 9 ) with temperature independent tilt angles are presented. The behaviour of well-aligned samples (strong magnetic field ≳ 1.5 T, slow cooling rate) under rotation in the field can be described by the models of Luz and Meiboom, and Wise, Smith, and Doane, (LM/WSD), resp. However, on polarization of the samples in presence of magnetic fields ≲ 0.75 T the molecular directors are not arranged preferentially parallel to the direction of the polarizing magnetic field but are rather inclined, i.e., the layers are stacked preferentially perpendicular to the original magnetic field direction (PSL model). It is shown that all the angular dependences of NMR second moments can be interpreted in terms of a superposition of the LM/WSD and PSL models, or, on the other hand, by assuming totally disordered fractions of the samples together with portions that fully obey the behaviour demanded by one of the above models (LM/WSD or PSL). The tilt angles derived from the comparison of experimental and theoretical angular dependences of the second moments for well-aligned samples are applied to the explanation of the experiments at lower polarizing fields successfully, too.