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A secondary effect of roll. When the ailerons are moved, one wing produces more lift than the other, and so drops as its counterpart rises. Now, here's the confusing bit. The one that is dropping is also producing more drag than its fellow and so slows down. This causes the plane to yaw in the opposite direction to that desired. To counter this, the pilot uses co-ordinated controls.

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