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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:49 PM
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I have often been told that I fly too fast and that I could be plowing through indications of lift.

If performance is partly defined by the magnitude of the pitch change in response to turbulence/lift and flying faster tends to reduce the magnitude of a plane's response to turbulence, could you have 2 planes having the same magnitude response where one plane flies faster but at a more neutral setting and the other be more positive but fly slower?

We ballast to fly faster so as to penetrate into the wind. If a plane is also positive in stability, is it possible that we will not see many indicaitons of lift? I have NEVER heard anyone say to become closer to neutral when ballasting I guess it is because many are already close or at neutral and this effect is minimal?
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