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Old Jun 11, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by otrcman View Post
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One question about the 2D mode that I keep wondering: If you are flying straight and level ("cruise flight") in 2D, and then close the throttle, will the Guardian try to maintain constant pitch attitude ? If so, it seems to me that the plane would slow down and ultimately develop a very high angle of attack while trying to maintain the constant pitch attitude. Ultimately, this could lead to a stall.
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If the wings are kept level (left vs. right wing), this type of "stall" can be desirable (and done on purpose) in 2 situations that I can think of:
* landings: losing altitude, but wings level and nose a bit up
* the 3D elevator manuever: again, losing altitude, but wings level and nose a bit up
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