How is the pattern season going?
I have a question about down thrust, that is puzzling me these days. I'm trying to setup my plane for a really straight vertical up line.But, when I pull up and advance throttle, the plane slowly pulls to the canopy. Given that behaviour, I added a good deal of down thrust, but the problem is still there.
I've trimmed my elevator for hands-off level flight, at about half throttle (my cruise speed, more throttle during vertical manouvers). CG is quite forward, but it is not exaggerated: inverted flight requires a good push on the stick.
An interesting thing I noticed after many pulls is that the unwanted pull to the canopy occurs a little while after the pull to the vertical,BEFORE the airplane starts to slow down: this makes me think that it is more a trim problem, than a thrust one. Perhaps I have too much up trim?
What do you think about that Don?
A huge thanks, as usual!!!