Flight Trimming

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Re: Flight Trimming

Postby Amatuer » April 16th, 2010, 5:54 am

Alright, thanks guys. It's sitting in a jig right now bending into a new position. I don't know if this would change anything or if you have anything else to say about this, but it seems that at the begining of the flight when it has the most torque it flies in a bigger circle (approx 15-20 ft) and as it looses torque the circles start to become smaller, making the flight pattern sort of like a cone if you were able to follow it. Any observations?

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Re: Flight Trimming

Postby jander14indoor » April 16th, 2010, 8:16 pm

Sounds like your prop is pointing straight or slightly right. Change the hanger so the prop points about 1-2 degrees left of where it is now.

General hint, early in flight, things are controlled by torque, bending, prop direction, etc. Later in flight, things are more controlled by surfaces, tail tilt, washin, etc.

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Re: Flight Trimming

Postby Amatuer » April 17th, 2010, 7:18 pm

Alright thanks for the advice. When you say left, do you mean as the plane faces you (propeller towards you) or as the horozontal stab. is facing you?

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Re: Flight Trimming

Postby jander14indoor » April 18th, 2010, 3:15 am

Conventional references to left or right in planes are from the rear, or as if you are a pilot sitting in the plane facing forward. So, from the tail in your question. Note, my answer on prop change assumed your plane circles left.

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Re: Flight Trimming

Postby Amatuer » April 20th, 2010, 3:59 pm

alright, my plane does circle left. thank you :) I will fly it tonight and see how things go.


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