Accurate diagram of forces in a “fully coordinated” turn with no sideslip and adequate lift (G-loading), a turn with inadequate lift (G-loading) and no sideslip, and a slipping turn with adequate lift (G-loading).

(This page last updated August 8 2004)



L=Lift, W=Weight, S=Spanwise aerodynamic force from sideways airflow in sideslip, Na=Net aerodynamic force=L+S, N=Net force on aircraft=L+S+W.

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