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Homework Help: Circular Motion: angle that the airplane makes with horizon?

  1. Feb 8, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The aeroplane is travelling at a speed of 75 m/s and the radius of the turning circle is 80 m.

    2. Relevant equations
    Calculate the angle which the airplane wings make the with horizontal during the turn.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried but I couldnt get to the answer. the textbook answer was 7.9°. Would appreciate it someone was able to figure it out
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 8, 2013 #2


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    Show us what you have done. You should start by writing down the relevant equations and drawing a diagram of the forces on the plane.
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