When an aircraft begins to nose up the effects of gravity begin to slow its velocity.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

By dividing 100% by 90 degrees you get the number 1.11. So for each 1 degree incline the force of gravity increases by 1.11%?

So at

1 degree the force of gravity is 1.11%

45 degrees the force of gravity is 50%

90 degress the force of gravity is 100%

-90 degress the force of gravity is -100% meaning it is accelerating the aircraft in the dive.

So at 1 degree the effect would be .0111*Ma?

at 45 degrees it would be .5*Ma?

at 90 degrees it would be 1.0*Ma?

Diving straight down at -90 degrees would be -1.0*Ma?

I just want to make sure I am mathematically and theoretically correct. I don't need to use a sine wave or anything like that? Meaning the Sin of the angle determines the percentage effect.

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# Simple gravity concept question

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