Aviation Dictionary

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Maximum demonstrated Crosswind Component

This is a figure that can be found in the flight manual, detailing the maximum amount of crosswind that the aircraft has been factory tested in and has shown that directional control can still be maintained. It is affected by the size of the rudder, its distance from the CoG and the availability of asymmetric braking 

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