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If, in flight, the needle of a turn and slip indicator is on the left and the ball on the right, the aircraft is:
  • A
    turning left with too much left rudder deflection for a co-ordinated turn.
  • B
    turning right with not enough left rudder deflection for a co-ordinated turn.
  • C
    turning left with not enough left rudder deflection for a co-ordinated turn.
  • D
    turning right with too much left rudder deflection for a co-ordinated turn.

To achieve a coordinated turn, you need to center the ball in the middle. To do so, remember that you need to ‘step’ on the ball. In this case, the needle is on the left, so the aircraft is banking to the left. However, the ball is to the right, which means that you are either applying too much left rudder or not enough left bank.

To correct this situation and achieve a coordinated right turn, you need to either apply less left rudder or to increase your bank angle to the left, so that the excessive left rudder is suitable for the new bigger left bank.

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