Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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!,
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 6, 2006 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    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?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook