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is the force that propels an aircraft forward.For an airplane, this must overcome drag and produce enough velocity to achieve lift.
is the force that enables an aircraft to leave the ground and remain in flight
is created by air resistance. Imagine running down a track with a small parachute attached to your back.
A measure of the force of gravity on an object
Weight transfer resulting from loss of traction to the rear is known as
A distance of uniform measure determined at a point on one unit to the same corresponding point on the next unit; used in threads, springs,and other machine parts.
Weight transfer from side to side is known as _____.
wing flaps that change the shape of the wing of an aircraft to control lift
Which flight control surfaces used to decrease wing lift
a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing, used to increase lift
A vertically oriented airfoil at the back of an airplane that resists left and right movements
An airfoil (usually at the back of an airplane) that resists up and down changes in motion.
The axis that runs up and down on the side of the graph
A straight line parallel to the length of the fuselage but that runs through the aircraft's center of gravity.
The horizontal line that passes through the center of gravity of the aircraft, perpendicular to its flight path.