The Factors in P-Factor

When learning to fly, one of the first things that student pilots learn about is the phenomenon  known as asymmetrical propeller loading, or p-factor. In aircraft with propellers, p-factor causes a yawing moment when the aircraft is at high angles of attack. For most single engine aircraft, this  means that the aircraft will yaw to the left at high angles of attack unless an appropriate right rudder correction is applied. Continue reading “The Factors in P-Factor”