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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:35 PM
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after making and flying a few flat winged german WWI planes, I've found that my experience is that the ailerons are really only there to straighten the plane back up right. I fly mostly rudder, then if the plane doesn't pull out of the turn very well , I give it a slight correction with the ailerons.

Doesn't take much aileron throw to roll the short nosed little devils too much, and then they don't recover easily.

these planes did not fly easy. they were a handful in real life.

My little Dr.1 152/17 is fun to fly but has many of the characteristics that I've read that the real plane has, pitchy, rolls into a spiral if not careful, and a bit hard to keep on the horizon.

But that's why I make them scale, not modified. I learn more about the planes and enjoy the differences.
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