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An airplane flies with constant velocity along a circular path in the vertical plane. Th radius of the circular path is 5000 ft. The pilot weighs 150 lbs.

a. Determine the velocity of the airplane required for pilot to experience weightlessness at the top of the circular path.

b. Determine the force exerted on the piot by the airplane if the airplane is traveling twice the velocity determined in part (a).

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Problem : An airplane flies with constant velocity along a circular path in the vertical plane. Th radius of the circular path is 5000 ft. The ...

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The velocity of the airplanes required for pilots to experience weightlessness at the top of the circular path is determined.

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