Questions tagged [adverse-yaw]

The tendency for an aircraft to initially yaw out of a turn due to the drag produced by its ailerons.

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Why does adverse yaw exist?

Why does the aileron deflected upwards, thereby reducing lift, not also reduce drag on that side?
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Is adverse yaw ever desirable?

Is there any situation during flight where adverse yaw (yaw due to roll) is desirable?
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Why is “proverse” yaw better than no yaw?

Why is the tendency to yaw in the direction of the roll more desirable (since it's the "proverse" yaw) than the lack of yaw in response to roll? Is it even possible to have no yawing tendency at all ...
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How to recognize the horizontal winglet in the Horten design, or the experimental glider in this video?

Comments below the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center video Proving Prandtl- With A Twist! incclude: This video is entirely a hidden jewel in youtube, it deserves much more attention than ...