Thread: engine angle
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:01 PM
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Default RE: engine angle

Almost any model performance can be improved with a slight thrust adjustment. Some may require as much as 5 degrees (rare) right thrust and up to 5 degrees down thrust. A high wing model will almost always require more side and down thrust than a mid or low wing configurations do to fly well at all speed ranges without having to constantly change trim settings when speed changes. Many of your model kits have this offset built right into the firewall so you may not realize how much you have. If you find you are always having to change trim settings with power changes, experiment a little, you may make a pleasing improvement.