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Half-Standard Rate Turns and Turn Coordinator

What does a half-standard rate turn look like on a typical turn coordinator? Is the wing tip exactly between the "wings level" mark and the standard rate mark? I am not asking about turn-and-...
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What is the maximum speed at which thrust vectoring can be used? Thrust Vectoring on the SR-71

The SR-71 is limited to a 45 degree bank turn at speeds in between mach 2.85 to ~3.2. This means the blackbird would take almost 5 1/2 minutes to make a 180 degree turn at mach 3. Would it be possible ...
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"In the turn coordinator, the gyro is canted 30 degrees from the horizontal so it responds to roll as well as yaw"

According to Wikipedia, "In the turn coordinator, the gyro is canted 30 degrees from the horizontal, so it responds to roll as well as yaw." I don't understand this point. How does rotating ...
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Should turns always be standard-rate?

I know that the turn coordinator has markings that allow you to turn at a particular rate, so you can use the TC and a clock or stopwatch to turn a particular number of degrees. Are you always ...
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