rate of turn


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rate of turn

rate of turn
Turn and slip indicator.
The number of degrees of change of heading per second. It is proportional to the angle of bank, IAS (indicated air speed), and applied g. A standard rate of turn or rate 1 turn is 3° per second, or it takes 1 min to turn through 180° and 2 min through 360°.
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As speed bleeds off and the resulting skid achieves a greater rate of turn, the stall break occurs, the airplane snaps over into a spin and there is little altitude with which to recover.
The basic difference between a slip and a skid is the rate of turn. Both involve cross-controlled flight-or uncoordinated flight, if you will-but the fundamental difference is whether the airplane's heading is changing relative to the bank angle.
Outside of the PC business, which is currently only one third of Natsemi's revenues, Halla said he was looking at "steady, stable growth back to health" but warned, "we have had an unusually high rate of turns in the analog business, probably higher than since I've been with the company, which is a very strong indication that people are living hand to mouth.