ground loop


ground loop
A sharp, uncontrolled turn while moving on the ground, especially after landing or on takeoff. Tail wheel aircraft with propeller engines are more susceptible to ground loop.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • ground loop — n. a sudden, sharp, unplanned turn made by an airplane on the ground …   English World dictionary

  • ground loop — noun a sharp uncontrollable turn made by an airplane while moving along the ground • Hypernyms: ↑mishap, ↑misadventure, ↑mischance * * * noun : a sharp uncontrollable turn made by an airplane on the ground in landing, taking off, or taxiing * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ground loop — The term ground loop has more than one meaning:* Ground loop (electricity), in electrical engineering and electronics, refers to an unwanted electrical current that flows in a conductor connecting two points that are supposed to be at the same… …   Wikipedia

  • ground-loop — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: ground loop intransitive verb of an airplane or pilot : to make a ground loop transitive verb : to cause (an airplane) to ground loop …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground loop — Aeron. a sharp horizontal loop performed, usually involuntarily, while touching the ground. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • ground loop — noun Date: 1928 a sharp uncontrollable turn made by an aircraft on the ground and usually caused by an unbalanced drag (as from a wingtip touching the ground) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ground loop —   An undesirable feedback condition caused by two or more circuits sharing a common electrical line, usually a grounded conductor.   Solar Electric Glossary …   Energy terms

  • ground loop — /ˈgraʊnd lup/ (say grownd loohp) noun a sharp uncontrollable turn made by a plane when landing, taking off or taxiing …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ground loop (electricity) — In an electrical system, a ground loop usually refers to a current, generally unwanted, in a conductor connecting two points that are supposed to be at the same potential, often ground, but are actually at different potentials. Ground loops… …   Wikipedia

  • Ground loop (aviation) — In aviation, a ground loop refers to the rapid rotation of a fixed wing aircraft in the horizontal plane whilst on the ground. Aerodynamic and centrifugal forcesFact|date=April 2008 may cause one wing to rise, which may then cause the other… …   Wikipedia


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