Incidence change or downline mix?
In my pattern plane, I use the classic downline mix in order to achieve a straight downline.
Speaking with a top pilot, he suggested me to remove that mix and to change stab incidence instead. I was willing to give a try to that new (for me) setup, so I changed my stab incidence ad he suggested - stabs LE down. The side effect I was looking for was also a slower downline, since my plane goes down pretty quickly.
Well, I've just flown two days with this new setup. I lowered the LE of my stabs, now I have some down trim on the elvator (let's say about 1mm).
I've found that this setup actually can be used to straighten downlines AND to slower down the plane a bit, which in my case is a good win. The negative issue I've found is the feel of the elevator. Around neutral, it is like having a great amount of expo. So I reduced my expos to ZERO - but the elevator is still too smothed for me, around center. Throws are good, instead.
What do you think Don about this type of setup? Better/worse than the downline mix? Regarding elevator feel, how can I reach a more solid and direct response?
As usual many thanks