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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:24 PM
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I built a Ziroli F8F-2 Bearcat..Folding wings,Scale retracts,,all the things to make it heavy...I was successful in that....something like 42 lbs.
The wallowing on landing,and at slow speeds had me not flying (or landing) slowly...
I had the recommended wash out,and the experts at Warbirds decided that I needed to raise the ailerons about 3/16" while landing.
One of the computer wizzes took my radio for a bit,and fixed me up.
_Their reasoning-when the flaps went down,that negated the washout already in the panels,and I needed more if I was gonna slow down to land...Popping the ailerons 'up' when the flaps went down solved the problem.
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