(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

On takeoff, the combined action of the air around the engines and wings of an airplane exerts a 7049N force on the plane directed upward at an angle of 58.7 above the horizontal. The plane rises with a constant velocity in the vertical direction while continuing to accelerate in the horizontal direction. The acceleration of gravity is 9.8m/s2.

What is the weight of the plane?

What is the horizontal acceleration of the plane?

2. Relevant equations

Net force = ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I determined the weight of the plane to be 6023N using newtons second law and because of the lack of the vertical acceleration it was rather simple. Now I cannot find the horizontal acceleration. I have the thrust pushing the plane forward (7049N) and the weight of the plane (6023N), but I am still stuck with two variables, my restrictive force and the acceleration. Is there something that I am missing when it comes to determining the restrictive force?

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# Homework Help: Horizontal acceleration of a plane with constant vertical velocity

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