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Old 06-19-2008, 12:34 PM
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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.

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Old 06-20-2008, 09:47 PM
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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.

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Don,

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

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Rich,

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

www.rcaerobaticvideo.com

All the best,

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