Thanks broMy plane behaves similarly in terms of the turn. (ish) Yes, the right circle is much harder to turn as the torque is fighting the turn as the way the rubber unwinds favors it to turn left (someone correct me if I don't have the exact reason down, but I know it was something along those lines) . For my plane, when I put the rudder all the way to the right, the circle, while still big, is only the diamter of a basketball court which would allow me to fly in most competitions.Hey guys,
I was testing my plane today (FFM, monoplane), and it was flying to the left pretty decently, and then when I switched it to the right, it started stalling and bobbing up and down, unable to climb at all. I only had enough time to run it twice to the right before I got kicked out by sports, so I don't have any videos rn. It was also hard for me to get it to fly to the right at all, I had to turn the stab all the way to the right on the protractor, and even then, it was a bigger circle than leftwards, It was with a pretty low torque btw, about 120 x 15 winds with one de-wind.
Any idea what could be causing this? I'm just looking for some solutions before I test again because I don't have many days left to test before invitational.
For you problem, have you tried adding shims to the wing to cause intentional slight wing warp to help your plane better turn? Also, make sure your wing is perfectly straight without warp before you add it to the plane. I'm not entirely sure why your plane would stall, but I bet others on the forums who are much more experience probably knows why.
Hope this helps.
I added a lot of shim, and I'm thinking it might be too much. I added like 5 layers of the sticky paper and also a sliver of post-it note, which still let it fly while turning left. Idk the thickness of the post-it but it could be too much for turning right.
I made the wings as parallel as possible while building, so I hope that isn't the issue.
If anyone has any other ideas/suggestions, I would appreciate it!