Questions tagged [roll]

Roll involves rotation around the longitudinal (front to back) axis (e.g., a barrel roll involves a complete 360 degree rotation on this axis). Use for questions about this particular maneuver in flight.

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Does “pendulum effect” apply to hang gliders or any aircraft?

In discussion of aircraft roll stability in FAA paragraph on dihedral effect and in keel effect and in Why are high wing aircraft more stable the question of pendulum effect arises. This is usually ...
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How is a confusion possible between Western and Russian Attitude Indicators?

Yesterday I watched a documentary on Crossair Flight 498 accident. One of the factors that might have contributed to the accident was the confusion of the pilot on interpreting the attitude indicator; ...
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What causes a plane to lose its roll momentum

I am currently developing a flight simulator but there is one force I can't figure out how to simulate using real world physics. When the pilot pushes the stick to the right, the plane will reach a ...
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How I determine numerically the roll rate of an aircraft?

I'm a Spanish student of aerospace engineering and I'm doing my final bachelor work that consists in designing an unlimited aerobatic plane, and I wonder if it is possible to calculate an ...
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How does the load factor vary when the aircraft pitches up/down?

I know that when an aircraft starts rolling, it's load factor increases. But can anybody explain how does load factor vary when the aircraft pitches up/down? Does it increase/decrease?