Thrust Angles?

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Thrust Angles?

Post by Barry_Cole » 10 Feb 2017, 07:39

I could be flying it in literally a matter of just a few years!

Now where have I heard that before...

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

BC

P.S. Oh yes, I remember, it was me....

rossco
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Re: Thrust Angles?

Post by rossco » 24 Oct 2017, 12:12

general syarting point is 2 degrees right and down thrust and fine tune by the way the model flies from there
. I like a gentle climb at full power with a glider on the back. Right thrust will be determined buy how much rudder you need to hold in while under tow.

on my big Pawnee I started with 2 degrees and need another 2 due to torque pulling the tug left.

Jolly Roger
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Re: Thrust Angles?

Post by Jolly Roger » 24 Oct 2017, 13:13

rossco wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 12:12
general syarting point is 2 degrees right and down thrust and fine tu ne buy the way the model flies from there
. I like a gentle climb at full power wi th a glider on the back. Right thrust will be determi ned buy how much rudder you need to hold in while u der tow.

on my big Pawmee I stafted woth 2 degrees an d need another 2 due to torque pukking the tug left.
Cheers Rossco. I ended up with about 3 degrees down and 2 deg right.

Your Pawnee flies very realistically, as you'd expect at that size and weight. I saw a full scale Pawnee towing ASK21s in a gusty 25 knot wind on Sunday and it handled the conditions well. The pilot kept plenty of speed on during finals and flew the plane onto the ground rather than floating it in and risking a gust flipping a wing.

rossco
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Re: Thrust Angles?

Post by rossco » 28 Nov 2017, 21:42

Handy tip.of the day just as your wheels are about to touch put your flaps away. it dumps the lift and prevents float or bouncing back up. Works a treat on the 46% Pawnee and my 33% also allows a wheel on landing.

cheers Rossco.

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