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Old Dec 29, 2007, 04:18 AM
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question about coning, see #26

Hi,

I'm sorry for the late reply but I just started reading this thread.

I have red the post over and over and think the comparison with dihydral is a bit confusing but that's because I have to translate the text in my mind and I'm not that familiar with planes.

In forward flight the forward blade is pushed up by the headwind while the aft blade is pushed down. Due to precession the plane will roll to the advancing blade instead of pitching up.

If there is a gust from the side (slip) the forward blade (with respect to the direction of gust) is pushed up and the aft blade is pushed down, like above.
Depending on the forward blade being advancing or retreating the result is a pitch up (when the advancing blade is forward) or or a pitch down.

Did I understand the post?

Leo
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