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wingeron landing set-up??

Old 03-17-2009, 02:10 AM
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Default wingeron landing set-up??

So I think my old-school Turbo slope plane may finally get off the bench....60" rg-15 pivot wings....I'm thinking Maybe there's a landing set-up involving increasing the incidence angle on both wings and mixing in elevator compensation

.....Please provide all available advice, counsel, suggestions, prayers, etc...

my favorite slope site has a fairly small (10yd x 20yd) landing patch crosswind, and I'd love to be able to slow this baby down before I crash it the first time coming in...

Thanks for the advice and suggestions
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Default RE: wingeron landing set-up??

If you increase the incidence of both wings, you won't actually make the model land any slower than you would with a full-stall landing. You'll just be able to have the fuselage more level when you do achieve the full-stall landing. Of course, if that's your goal, then you may want to do some mixing, so that you can have the wings cant upwards when you apply "up" elevator. This will give you more incidence without causing fuselage pitch up. ....and it will also take some re-learning of habits to land the model.

No reason why it won't work, though. Go for it and see how it comes out!
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Default RE: wingeron landing set-up??

Some Pitch/Wingerons can be slowed down in this manner with the right conditions. These types of slopers need to be brought in a little on the hot side for landing. I usually hand catch mine 85% of the time. Bring it in behind you low then up to about stall where you are at. Not as simple as it sounds I know but you'll be surprised at how quickly you can become proficient at it.

By the way never had a Turbo but always wanted one. Got my VS Sailplanes VMax though!

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