Remember: Meets at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury on August 20, and September 10-11, 2022. See you there!
Advanced Flight Trimming Techniques
You may have seen clubster John Koptonak’s 10 Step Trimming Guide in a recent Flying Aces Club newsletter. It’s a great piece and has been helpful to many folks in getting their Free Flight models to fly.
Sam Brauer goes a bit further with his article presented here. Sam focuses on low-winged models which we all know can be tricky to trim out. In his article, Sam discusses on-field aerodynamic adjustments (washout, decalage, rudder, thrustline and weight) and their impact on model airplanes in free flight.
(NOTE: Webster’s defines decalage as the difference in angle of incidence of the two wings of a biplane, but for our purposes decalage is the difference in angle of incidence between the wing and the horizontal stabilizer of a model airplane.)
Sam knows what he’s talking about. At the recent 2022 FAC Nationals meet in Geneseo, he ran deep into the final heats of several very competitive mass launch events.
Great job carrying the torch for the Stealth Sqdn, Sam. And thanks for sharing your flight trimming techniques!
Click the link below to read the article.