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Old Oct 20, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Why so serious?
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Originally Posted by StarHopper44 View Post
'cept that, on the downwind leg (in the strong wind) you gotta ramp up the power to keep it flying. (Lift) But I see where you're coming from. Still, will be interesting to see the data on a chart.

(Not so much for Gene, tho. He's got bigger concerns. Lost the credit card, has drunk himself into a stupor & is barreling down some Interstate in a half-empty beer truck singin' bawdy Master Charge 'Priceless' commercials.)
Not yet.

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Originally Posted by StarHopper44 View Post
Yo Teddie...
Not sure I follow ya there, bud. Upwind puts a heavier load on the plane for the prop/motor to pull. &c.
Actually it doesn't. It's air speed load remains the same up wind or down. The only thing that may change the is YOU backing off the throttle thinking you are going too fast downwind. (you are judging it as ground speed as you see it)..and then try to turn and tip stall.

Get ground speed out of your head.
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