What many does not know is 'rotate' is just not a fancy word, but it involves a real physical rotation. When Rotation speed (Vr) is reached, the pilot pulls the control column which deflects the horizontal stabilizer, causing a rotation along the lateral axis of the airplane lifting up the nose wheel.
- Am I correct that Maaz's referring to the 'lateral axis' in the diagram beneath?
- Even if yes, what exactly ROTATES? How does the lateral axis ROTATE?
Imagine the wing on the y-axis and time on the x-axis, like the graph beneath. I don't think it's correct mathematically to state that an axis rotates, when it's the function that moves up as time passes?