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Originally posted by 1973911s
What is a "Slip"
An airplane normally goes through the air in sync, that is the left and right wing parallel. When you put a bit of rudder into the mix the airplane will go somewhat sideways, that is with one wing leading the other.

It creates a lot of drag and if you put the leading wing down and at the same time push the nose down the airplane will come down at a fairly fast rate of descent.

Flatt, it puts a bit of stress on the airframe and the struts that hold the wings to the fuselage (airframe) but you do not land in this condition. You straighten the plane out just before touchdown and land with the plane facing into the wind (and runway) then stop. Torque is a factor of the engine and prop but usually only during takeoff or climb when power is at max.

Hope this helps...

Joe A
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Old 08-13-2005, 05:46 PM
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