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What is a force?

Four Forces of Flight

Unbalanced Forces in Flight

Centripetal Force


3-Axis Control

Drag versus Friction

How a wing generates lift

 Angle of Attack

Pressure on a Wing

Cambered Wings

Newton's Laws and flight

Action-reaction pairs

Bernoulli and Newton

Lift Equation


Lift = 0.3*V2


Aspect Ratio


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