I read that angular momentum is just pointed perpendicular to the plane of rotation (disk) as a convention.
Force is the change in momentum over time.
Is there actually a force in the direction of the angular momentum when the disk's angular velocity is actually accelerated even further?
When the disk's angular velocity is accelerated (jerk from perspective of linear) further... the disk lifts up to a higher latitude.
So if the disk was at 0 latitude spinning perfectly in balance without any precession.... wouldn't a further acceleration of the disk cause a change in momentum resulting in a force upwards? Because angular momentum is pointing straight up.
If I am wrong.... then the angular momentum does not actually point perpendicular in the real world.
I ask... because... unless it is an illusion... I have seen rotating disks actually lift up but only when the angular velocity is being accelerated at a high rpm. I have not ruled out some kind of aerodynamic effect.