Re: Air France Concorde crashes after departing Paris CDG

Date:         09 Apr 2001 15:37:09 
From:         Pete Finlay <Pete@zzzmeads.demon.co.uk>
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In article <airliners.2001.112@ditka.Chicago.COM>, Jeremy Harris [RU-UK]
<jgh@uk.sun.com> writes
>In article <airliners.2001.78@ditka.chicago.com>,
>       FilipPC.DeVos@rug.ac.be (Filip De Vos) writes:
>> Part of that drag is the rudder, deflected to compensate for the
>> assymetric thrust. So my question is, is it possible to make a climbing
>> turn at a lower speed than 275kt? (turning towards the dead engines)
>
>Uh, to first order, planes don't turn thanks to the rudder, but thanks
>to having been banked.
>
>- Jeremy

Jeremy, I don't think Philip was stating that the pilots put rudder in
so they could turn. When you are assymetric, you *need* rudder to fly
straight.
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Pete Finlay