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Old 05-24-2005, 08:15 AM
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Don,
Have a trimming question for my 2M Arresti III. On long verticals, it pulls slightly to the canopy. Not a lot, just enough to be annoying. Normally, this would say I need more downthrust. However, this airplane needs minimal down elevator for inverted flight, regardless of power setting, and is probably the best I've had in this respect. Power-on to power-off transition when upright is great; the nose drops VERY slightly when upright. I have a slight low throttle to down elevator mix for downlines.

Any ideas what to do about the canopy pull in verticals?

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Old 05-24-2005, 08:23 PM
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Jon,

Thanks for the question. Suggest putting some down thrust in. The fall/or rise of the nose during inverted is more of a CG adjustment. It sounds like your CG is close- it should drop some when inverted.

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