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Why's the nose so long?
Looks good Jamesand knowing your skills Im sure she will SHIFTcant wait to see one on the circuit I bet pricing is going to be tricky ?To high and people will stick to the proven models and too low people wont take it serious. Got any good F3F pilots to take her out and prove her pedagree on the circuit ?
At last, someone who understands the effect of flying across the wind, well done James 8-)
Whatever you do, don't tell Phil T. Cheers,J.
Sadly I don't think he is on here. I'd love you to run it past him (and others) on the BARCS forum though!
Anyone who's ever flown full-size will tell you that flying/landing in a crosswind is just a simple matter of vector mathematicsPhil. (Attachment Link)
So the if the crosswind effect can be minimized by balancing its effect across the airframe, at least to some extent, then the degree of control inputs should be less. Correct?
Its obvious that you've never flown full-size and experienced this for yourself. So you've not understood when other people with full-size experience have also told you that when you have established the right vector to fly in a "crosswind" - i.e heading towards/along the runway in the diagram above - then no control inputs are required - the plane will happily continue flying on that vector.You like mental puzzles - so please tell us - in that diagram, if you were to look into the cockpit - on the instrument panel - what is the sideslip indicator telling the pilot?Phil.
Oh good - you have flown full-sizeso for the enlightenment of folks on here - please answer the question I posed:please tell us - in the diagram above, if you were to look into the cockpit - on the instrument panel - what is the sideslip indicator telling the pilot?or, if you prefer, what is the direction of the local airflow around the plane in the diagram?Phil.
it will show a 20 degree yaw but will not show any local airflow.
the local airflow around any airframe, in any flight mode is so incredibly complex that even Catia and/or other advanced simulators are completely incapable of telling the whole story.
in the diagram above, if you were to look into the cockpit - on the instrument panel - what is the T&S indicator telling the pilot?FAIL - the T&S indicator is dead-centre - the plane is flying straight & level, with no sideslipwhat is the direction of the local airflow around the plane in the diagram?FAIL (didn't answer the question) - The local/relative airflow around the plane is aligned with the red "Airspeed" vector in the diagram. The plane is flying straight & level along that vector at 250km/h airspeedEXTRA FAIL - CATIA is a structural analysis program, not aerodynamic analysisPhil.