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What stops a plane from rolling when the ailerons are returned to their neutral position?

Even ignoring the airfoil, you can consider the wings to act like "fins" in that they resist rotation. Consider the case of an airplane-shaped object, with no forward speed, rolling. There ...
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What stops a plane from rolling when the ailerons are returned to their neutral position?

Consider the relative wind on each wing. The falling wing has the relative wind coming from in front and below and the rising wing has the relative wind coming from in front and above. In other words, ...
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Does dynamic stability decrease with airspeed

Is it true that dynamic stability diminishes as airspeed increases? Yes, when the solid body eigenmodes are concerned. In aerodynamics, dynamic stability is mainly achieved in two ways: Secondary ...
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Why does the Neutral Point not vary with Tail incidence angle?

requiring the neutral point to shift so the wing can continue to be canceled out. Remember, the tail controls pitch. Incidence change is is exactly what one does with an "all moving surface&...
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Why does the Neutral Point not vary with Tail incidence angle?

All your reasoning is perfect until here: Now, if we change the angle of incidence of the tail, the tail lift would change thus requiring the neutral point to shift so that the lift from the wing can ...
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