Photo © Daniel Talbot
I'm still trying to understand how planes fly and I think, and someone correct me here, that this photo explains something. let me see if I've got this right.
Plane is banking left. Left wing ailerons are "up" slightly (both inboard & outboard). This sort of counteracts the lift created by the wings w/flaps extended, so the reduction in lift will make the left wing go "down" while the ailerons are in the opposite position on the right side (so that the whole plane won't descend), and the plane banks in the direction of the wing thats "down"....... is that close to correct? If you were sitting in that seat with someone next to you who knew nothing about flying, would that be the easiest way to explain to them how the ailerons help the bank? It's really a combination of that plus the rudder which they can't see out the window, right?
I have also seen a few pics that show the plane in a bank but the ailerons appear to be neutral....is that possible?