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Old Apr 11, 2003, 03:02 AM
Douglas, Brent
Douglas, Brent
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RE: Re: [RCSE] Why does dive CG test work?

<<But since I fly primarily TD, I never worry about diving much.>>

Hi Rense,

but that's not the point... The idea behind this test is that it shows what
you have to do to make your plane fly. Example, if your plane's nose heavy,
you've got to dial in some up to keep it flying level. That's why it pulls
up in a dive, the up elevator is magnified at speed.

If you always fly about the same speed, you may never see this, but you'll
still be fighting to keep the nose up and maybe not flying as efficiently as
you could be...

At least that's how I read the dive test, good luck!

Brent
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