Section5:Theory of Flight


FORCES ACTING ON AN AERPLANE
  1 Lift/Drag/Thrust/Weight
  2 Relationship of Lift and Drag to Angle of Attack
3 Forces Acting on an Aircraft during Manoeuvres
LOAD FACTOR
  1 Centrifugal Force/Weight
  2 Load Factor - pulling out of a dive and in turns
3 Relationship of Load Factor to Stalling Speed
4 Structural Limitations
  5 Gust Loads
WINGS
1 Relative Airflow and Angle of Attack
2 Wing Tip Vortices
  3 Area/Span/Chord
  4 Aspect Ratio
  5 Dihedral
  6 Wash In/Wash Out
  7 Stall Strips
  8 Flaps
PROPELLERS
  1 Fixed/Variable Pitch
  2 Torque/Slipstream/Gyroscopic Effect/Asymmetric Thrust
STABILLITY
1 Longitudinal/Lateral/Directional
  2 Inherent Stability
FLIGHT CONTROLS
1 Aeroplane Axes and Planes of Movements
  2 Function of Controls
  3 Relationship Between Yaw and Roll
  4 Adverse Yaw/Aileron Drag
  5 Trim/Trimming Devices

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