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Posted by Alan on November 20, 2001 07:32:33 UTC

Uh-oh; the aircraft would have to roll in a diagonal to compensate pitching and yawing to give zero sum.

Thanks for that! Perhaps I should have stuck with the other example of three compensating accelerations: A gyrocopter accelerating in a diagonal direction is stationary relative to the ground because of a head-wind accelerating within an air-mass that is carrying and accelerating the headwind air-river sideways!

Or a swimmer is caught in a strong current that itself drifts sideways; the swimmer stays still relative to the seabed by swimming diagonally.

Many thanks!

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