Re: 90 degree angles

From: (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         13 Apr 95 10:46:52 
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In article <airliners.1995.371@ohare.Chicago.COM> (Michael C. Pereira) writes:
>Is it posible for an aircraft's hull to withstand a ninety degree turn
>maintaing it's current altitude at speeds above 250 Mph? By ninety degrees
>I mean an exact right angle.

No.  It is not possible for an aircraft to sustain any level turn with a
90 degree bank angle--the g forces would become infinite, and the airplane
would break.  Most airliners are certified to a 2.5 g limit, so 66 degrees
is about it.  While maintaining level flight.

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation