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  • World traveled (have visited over 120 countries. By "visited" I mean that I have to have stayed there at least 3 days, eaten meals at local establishments, and interacted with the native population)
  • B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.Sc. in Aeronautical Science From ERAU
  • 20 Year USAF Veteran
    • Command Pilot and Combat Pilot
    • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level 3 certification in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering
    • Air Operations Center Instructor
  • PMP and PMI-ACP Certified
  • Generally a "Know it all" :)

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comment What causes an aircraft to roll when rudder is applied
The lowest performance aircraft that I ever flew was a learner, so I ,may have some bias in my flight experience, however. The roll on straight wing and other such aircraft has a lot to do with the center of moment of the yaw being above the center of gravity. I'll draw a diagram am edit the answer when I get home from my trip.
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comment What causes an aircraft to roll when rudder is applied
@MikeDunlavey You are partially correct, don't get me wrong on that regard, however it's more than just the effects from dihedral. The fact that the rudder is above the plane of the center of gravity in the airplane also plays into the effect of the roll you get. In attempting to isolate just one factor in a dynamic and complex situation like an airplane flying, you get A LOT of other considerations to deal with.
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comment What causes an aircraft to roll when rudder is applied
@ColinK true, but the dihedral (or anehedral) effects are a much smaller part of the equation (unless extreme) than the sweep. And if you look at figure two in the wiki link, the key words are "non-zero sideslips" meaning that theoretically if you induce yaw with zero bank at the same time, you don't get that rolling effect induced because of the dihedral (albeit nearly impossible to do in the real world).
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comment What causes an aircraft to roll when rudder is applied
@MikeDunlavey The last diagram also gets to the problem of "Dutch Roll" because there is a lift/drag relationship that plays into the whole situation. An aircraft is constantly in a state of dynamic change.
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