|MadSci Network: Physics|
I fly frequently and am am puzzled by aircarft stabilility on the ground, particularly immediately upon touch down. The aircraft is essentially a 150 mph tricycle with small wheels. This seems inherently unstable. If the plane land at an angle to the runway--say due to crosswinds--how can this small wheeled, 150 mph tricycle make the adjustment without losing control? Empirical evidence proves it does, but as a CPA/MBA I'm baffled. Thanks.
Re: Why is an airplane stable on the ground?
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