Glider turning issues

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Glider turning issues

Post by bookmagus » January 27th, 2020, 10:50 am

I built a Freedom Flight glider following the instructions and everything. However, when my partner and I were trimming yesterday, instead of flying left (counter-clockwise) with the horizontal stabilizer centered like most indoor gliders do, it naturally flew right (clockwise). Is this happening to other people too? Or did I mess up in my building somewhere? If so, where are possible areas that could have been messed up?
Thanks so much for any responses!

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Re: Glider turning issues

Post by coachchuckaahs » January 27th, 2020, 12:52 pm

Gliders have a separate area for posting. This group is Wright Stuff, Division C.

Most gliders are set up for a right turn (unlike Wright Stuff), because if the launcher is right handed, it is easier to tilt to the right when launching. So your glider is indeed turning in the correct direction. You can make it turn left if you are left handed. This may require stab tilt and a touch of left rudder.

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