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Viable to slip onto the center line?

I’m not totally sure how you’re orienting that, are you talking about aligning the aircraft up on final approach from a base leg, then doing a slip to final alignment on the runway CL for final ...
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Forward slip dynamics

You are confusing some of the directions. For a forward slip in the +y direction, you have to bank left. The lift and rudder vector should both point in the opposite direction. That would still leave ...
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Viable to slip onto the center line?

Side slipping to the center of the runway is an excellent technique for high wing aircraft (with minimal risk of a wingtip strike). One might correct a base to final overshoot with a coordinated turn....
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Forward slip dynamics

Think it through in steps. When, say, right rudder is applied just wings level, what has happened is that the camber of the fin/rudder has increased and its chord line offset to the left, imparting a ...
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Do redundant angle of attack and sideslip sensors use a voting mechanism, or do they display data directly?

The A320 is fitted with an air data inertial reference system (ADIRS) made of 3 ADIRUs. ADIRU 1 data (altitude, speed, etc) are shown on Capt side, ADIRU 2 on F/O side. ADIRU 3 can be selected ...
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Is there a regulatory maximum side slip angle for commercial aircraft?

There is no regulatory maximum for side-slip angle. There are requirements that there be sufficient lateral control in an engine out condition. § 25.147 Directional and lateral control. (a) ...
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What happens to Lift and Drag on aircraft (and its components) when sideslip is increased gradually from 0 degrees to 90 degrees?

I don't know what would be the response of the aircraft (and its components) when subjected to wind at a certain sideslip angle. Obviously you understand that "sideslip" just means "...
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Viable to slip onto the center line?

Viable to slip onto the center line? Yes, we can use a sideslip to shift the aircraft sideways relative to the runway, without changing heading. More on this below. However, the body of the ...
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