Overbanking Tendency


In a turn the outside wing sweeps out a turn with a slightly larger radius than the inner wing. The outer wing, therefore, has a greater distance to travel and moves along its path at a slightly faster rate. Although this difference is small, about 1.4% at 45 degrees in your standard training aircraft, it's enough for the extra lift created by the outer wing to cause a tendency to bank which must be overcome by the pilot.


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