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Old 11-13-2008, 04:18 AM
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Got a few flights on my Funjet this past weekend. Clocked it at a respectable 82 mph.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Got a few flights on my Funjet this past weekend. Clocked it at a respectable 82 mph.
Good Going Tom on the funjet Did your funjet tend to nose dive a little when turning, or did you find it to behave different than a wing or delta, maybe its me, but my fun jet needs a lot of up for a turn, so now i just bank up when i turn, rather than try to turn from level flight, take Care, Chellie
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:10 AM
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Have you tried a bit of differential to keep the nose up in the turns ?
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by WAR MACHINE View Post
Have you tried a bit of differential to keep the nose up in the turns ?
Hi War No I have not tried that yet, that is something to try next every plane design has its own personality, and i am trying to get along with this planes personality Issues Take Care , Chellie
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Good Going Tom on the funjet Did your funjet tend to nose dive a little when turning, or did you find it to behave different than a wing or delta, maybe its me, but my fun jet needs a lot of up for a turn, so now i just bank up when i turn, rather than try to turn from level flight, take Care, Chellie
Thanks Chellie, I didn't notice it wanting to nose dive but I wasn't really looking for that either. It is a lot of fun to fly and the glow guys seemed pretty amazed at its speed.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:29 PM
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Actually Im getting confused - differential stops the plane yawing (nose up) in the turns - differential cancels this out - effectively nose straight / down.


Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi War No I have not tried that yet, that is something to try next every plane design has its own personality, and i am trying to get along with this planes personality Issues Take Care , Chellie
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by WAR MACHINE View Post
Actually Im getting confused - differential stops the plane yawing (nose up) in the turns - differential cancels this out - effectively nose straight / down.
Adverse yaw can either pitch the nose slightly up or down dependant on various aerodynamic factors, therefore differential is used to provide a more axial roll motion with reduced drag.
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True - ailie going down causes more drag than ailie going up which causes the outside wing to slow down causing the plane to yaw.

CHELLIE - try changing your CG slightly (forward). My FJ also keeps me on my toes a bit.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:04 AM
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Watch the plane carefully during the first set of power dives (and EVERYONE either HAS or WILL dive this plane on power ), as it has a nasty tendency to pitch down pretty unexpectedly.[/quote]

You think it has a tendency to pitch down normally, what about at about 100mph and the canopy comes off!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjLuc5Y1-0Q

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Old 11-20-2008, 08:32 AM
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Sorry to see that man. Hope you are ok.............
Usually when a plane goes crunch like that there is gonna be blood some place.
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