I completely understand. Unless perfect weather I cannot let the stick go to use maps etc. even changing to left hand makes a difference to wing level ( Center stick) Kr2. Not S. now over 700 hours. My new KR2ss with 0200 project has a wing leveler Phil.
Sent from my iPhone > On 17 Sep 2018, at 9:56 pm, Mark Langford via KRnet <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: > > > Maybe I should qualify the below paragraph. When I'm flying hands-off, > and simply leaning my head or torso left and right to keep it flying > straight ahead, THAT'S when if I let it go too far it will keep on going > into either a left or right roll off. It's not a strong tendency, but > it's the dominant behavior. It's certainly not a problem when you're > flying it with the stick rather than your head alone, but this behavior > is probably the reason most folks say you can't really do a lot of map > work in the KR, and you have to fly it constantly.....because after 15 > seconds of inattention, you'll find yourself going in a completely > different direction, and probably losing altitude in the process. I was > reminded of this behavior on the trip to KMVN this week. Another causal > factor that occurred to me is the baggage tray on N891JF is up high > (shoulder level), which raises the CG somewhat higher than N56ML's > baggage space on the floor of the plane. This is also a factor on > nose-overs when heavy on the brakes, etc. I may have to drop that > baggage space and cut out that 1/4" plywood seat-back and replace it > with composite after all....if for no other reason, to see how much > difference it really makes. It might improve on the roll stability a > little bit as well. > > Mark Langford > m...@n56ml.com > http://www.n56ml.com > >> From some research I did a long time ago, I decided if I built another >> plane I'd add about 50% more dihedral to improve the roll stability. >> This is because although both my KRs are stable in pitch (it will >> automatically recover from a nose-down attitude by bringing the nose >> back up by iteself), any tiny upset from straight ahead and it will drop >> off either left or right and continue into a dive (or maybe a >> spiral....I never let it get very far). >> >> See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihedral_(aeronautics) and >> http://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/aerodynamics/dihedral-keeping-your-wings-level/ >> >> for a quick lesson. >> >> Mark Langford >> m...@n56ml.com >> http://www.n56ml.com >> > > _______________________________________________ > Search the KRnet Archives at > https://email@example.com/. > Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. > see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change > options. > To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org