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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Gonitzke View Post
    Not really...in a turn, loop, or most any other maneuver, lift does not oppose gravity. A better way to state that would be 'Lift is the part of the resultant force vector that's perpendicular to the flight path, and drag is the component of the same resultant force vector that is parallel to the flight path, acting in a direction opposite the motion of the aircraft.
    That's how you'd explain it to an 11 year old.....sheesh.....
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    It's no more difficult of a concept than the stability and control link posted earlier in the thread.

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    All the information you guys are giving me is really helpful. Thank you. But now I'm kind of focused on the three stabilities: pitch stability, roll stability and directional stability.

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    The 4 Forces of Flight? That's easy.

    Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover!!!.
    You Tube only proves that more airplanes have crashed due to Video Camaras than any other single reason...

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    The FAA, gravity, one's spouse and the weather.
    Unfortunately in science what you believe is irrelevant.

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    What are wind tunnels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JangoFett724 View Post
    What are wind tunnels?
    Chris, You should really goggle it first and then ask if you don't understand. All the detailed information with illistrations is readily availiable on the internet and it helps you learn and understand better. Also, it helps you communicate with others on a higher plane when you do ask questions.

    Chuck
    Last edited by RV8505; 05-10-2012 at 11:46 PM.

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