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Homework Help: Lift force of a plane

  1. Nov 6, 2006 #1
    Need some suggestions...

    I have a banked airplane at theta degrees, with a radius, and velocity. What is the formula for finding lift force. Fc = Fn sin theta I believe, but thats the only formula I am aware of. Thanks!,
    -Mike
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2006 #2

    OlderDan

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    The plane has centripetal acceleration in the horizontal direction. The pilot keeps the plane banked at just the right angle to keep the plane from slipping and maintain a steady altitude. Which forces, and which components of those forces, are keeping the plane from moving up or down?
     
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