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    Wind Correction

    Don,
    I just watched your new video (great job). In part of the video, you talked about dropping a wing, before a vertical up line, for wind correction.
    I've always just started adding rudder during the pull. Is dropping a wing a better, if so, why?

    Another question, how do you add wind correction on an upline, that has a 4 point roll going up? The higher the plane goes, the more I have to fight weathervaning. I've just been making my corrections, after each point, but I'm sure there has to be a smoother way.

    Thanks
    Harry Wagner

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    RE: Wind Correction

    Its a side slip. You have the same effect if adding rudder during a radius, but make sure to put rudder in as you appoach the top of an up line to keep the plane from weather vaning.

    Think of a 4 point roll on an upline the same way as a horizontal 4 point roll. Instead of gravity you are fighting the cross wind.

    Best of luck,

    Don

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    RE: Wind Correction

    Don,

    Where is the video located? I'd like to take a look at it.

    Thanx Rich
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    RE: Wind Correction

    Rich,

    Hope your enjoying the nice warm weather there. Its been very pleasant here.

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    All the best,

    Don



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