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Old 01-27-2003, 06:42 PM
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Everytime I land my plane always pulls to the right, all my trims are set perfect and my landing gear is straight. I don't know why it is doing this.

Would my wheels have anything to do with it?

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Old 01-27-2003, 06:48 PM
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Does it taxi straight? Trim it to where it will taxi straight, and then look at the rudder. Also check to see if the nose gear is secure in the housing, and the housing is secure to the firewall. Good luck Loren
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Also check to see if one of your wheels is harder to turn than the other. If one is dragging, it might cause this.

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Old 01-29-2003, 05:49 PM
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I don't have nose gear i made it a tail dragger.I checked my wheels and one of them was a little harder to turn so i loosened it and made them even.

I will be taken my plane up today so i will post the flight as soon as i can.

Thanks for all the help fella's.

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It sounds like you have likely found your problem already. However, if by chance you still have the plane swerving to the right on landing, there COULD be something else coming into play I have seen with some of my students.
The ones that had this problem were unconciously pulling the stick not just straight back to flair for landing (and taxi with a tail dragger), they were also subconciously pulling it over to the right. I had to actually look over and watch the stick to catch it. I don't know if it had anything to do with it, but they were all right handed. Anyway, the plane still had enough speed, that it was lifting the left wing up and swerving the plane to the right. Once this was brought to their attention, and they concentrated on just adding elevator input and no ailerons, their problem dissapeared...

Just a thought....

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I took it up and flew it for a while, when i brang it down it landed and rolled straight.It must have been my wheel that was doing it.

Thanks for the help, if you guys ever need anything just e'mail me or post.

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