Originally Posted by stgdz
Does Scotts book cover flying the perfect KE circle? I haven't red it over and over again but for me I find I climb on outside KE circles. Throttle management keeps the altitude gain under control but that 1/4-1/2 circle is where I find the climb starts and the end of the 1/2 I'm already way out.
Is the tricky part the start of the circle where you need the proper throttle /elevator/rudder ratios?
Are you starting downwind? If so, the cutting back into the wind under throttle may add rudder authority. There is so much rudder authority from the SFG's that you have to be careful of it when staying on KE for long periods under a higher throttle setting, like in the KE circle. I do the KE circle then a snap at 360 degrees, then back into the circle, so coming around at the same altitude and attitude is important otherwise it looks like crap. These planes will follow their rudder no matter what maneuver so you have to be extra conscious of the input when cutting back into the wind.