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Old 03-19-2008, 09:55 AM
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Flying left to right in KE, canopy towards me, what is the best way to snap to to KE?

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Old 03-19-2008, 10:21 AM
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1 snap back to the same KE or 1-1/2 snap to the oppisite side?
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:30 AM
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What stick positions do you use for one snap back to same flight orientation?
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Default RE: KE snap to KE

First, you always want to snap in the direction of the top rudder you are holding. You never want to do a bottom rudder snap from knife edge.
So in the situation where you are coming left to right, canopy toward you, top rudder is to the left. So you want to do a left positive snap or a right negative snap. Dont try to cross rudder on the entry.

Then, like any other snap, you want to load the elevator briefly at the beginning and unload it very quickly. On a KE snap, I use even less elevator at the beginning.
The only other thing that is unique to a snap the stops on KE, is at the moment you stop the rotation, you need to release the rudder very briefly and then add back in the top rudder to hold the KE.
If you try to just hang onto the rudder, often the model wont unstall and will continue to rotate through.

Energy management is importand and a deep snap (not unloading the elevator and/or too much rudder) will make stopping difficult and leave inadequate speed to continue to fly on KE.

Basically thats it.
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