Talk:Flight dynamics

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New entries for helicopters and parapente?[edit]

There are at least two kind of air vehicles not included here: Helicopters and paragliderss. should we introduce them in this article or as a section inside aircraft flight dynamics? By now I have moved Flight Dynamics (aircraft) to Flight Dynamics (fixed wing aircraft) and I have provided a link to the article about general aircrafts

--Juansempere (talk) 11:36, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Edited lead[edit]

Kept original lead and added to it: In fixed-wing aircraft, there are three critical flight dynamic parameters. These parameters occur in three dimensions as angles of rotation about the vehicle's center of mass. These angles are known as roll, pitch, and yaw.[1]

Spacecraft flight dynamics involve three forces: propulsive (rocket engine), gravitational, and lift and drag (when traveling through the earths or any other celestial atmosphere).[2] Because aerodynamic forces involved with spacecraft flight are very small, this leaves gravity as the dominant force.

WTR.Monkey (talk) 21:38, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^
  2. ^ Depending on the vehicle's mass distribution, the effects of gravitational force may also be affected by attitude (and vice versa), but to a much lesser extent.