This question is related to a single engined cessna tricycle gear airplane. e.g, C152/C172.
The theory states that if the quartering tail-wind is from the right, the aileron needs to be all the way to the left with elevator held down. Can someone explain the physics behind this?
I understand this when you have a quartering headwind from the right. In this case you set the aileron on the right thereby reducing the lift on the right wing and increasing the lift on the left wing. This helps keep the right wing pressed down. But somehow the picture is not clear for the quartering tailwind.
Another way to look at this is to look at the wind as a vector. For a quartering headwind, the wind can be thought of as a wind component from the front and a wind component from the right. The wind component from the front is not a problem and the wind component from the right is balanced by the ailerons as discussed earlier.
Taking a similar approach for the taiwind from the right, the wind component from behind is taken care of by the elevator. That leaves only the wind component from the right. So the same aileron action should be required. But the books state the complete opposite.