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

To change the direction of the plane, its wings are banked. If the wings of the plane are banked 50.0° to the horizontal, what is the radius of the circle in which the plane will be flying? Assume that the speed remains 480.0 km/h during the turn and that the magnitude of the lift provided by the wings is unchanged.

2. Relevant equations

m = 13900kg (given previous to this problem) but I do not think this comes into play

3. The attempt at a solution

I said that the forceof the lift = L. the sum of forces in the y direction = Lcos50 = mg. The sum of forces in the x direction = Lsin50 = (mv^2)/r. Solving both equations for L and then setting these expressions equal to each other, I eventually came to r = (v^2)/gtan50, giving me an answer of 19,707km. The computer keeps telling me I am incorrect.

Any help would be appreciated

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# Homework Help: Plane flying at an angle, trying to find radius

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