WP: Forces of Flight and Controls

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Primary Flight Controls are things like:

  • Ailerons
  • Rudder
  • Elevator or Stabilator

Secondary Flight Controls are things like:

  • Trim
  • Flaps
  • Spoilers

Bernoulli’s¬†Principle is: when you increase the speed of air over the top of a wing, you decrease its pressure, thus generating lift.

Lift = Weight and Thrust = Drag anytime the airplane is in UNACCELERATED flight.  In UNACCELERATED flight, the four forces are all EQUAL.