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Old Jul 03, 2008, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by bronicabill
I don't like to mix aileron and rudder because there are times, such as landing in a crosswind, that I do not want the rudder to track the ailerons. Plus, I tend to fly my T-Craft the same way I did full-scale... initiate the turn with ailerons and rudder, then maintain the turn with rudder while holding a bit of opposite aileron to keep the bank angle from increasing. The T-Craft does absolutely beautiful scale-looking turns this way! If I had aileron to rudder mixing I couldn't do that.

I fly my T-Craft and other planes the same way. They all have working rudders. With my J3 Cub and T-Craft, I forward slip and side slip in cross wind landings. I especially use the forward slip to lose altitude without gaining air speed.
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