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Old Sep 07, 2012, 04:36 PM
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And if you are getting 50 degrees of crab, you should be flying a kite, not a Cub.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 04:42 PM
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And if you are getting 50 degrees of crab, you should be flying a kite, not a Cub.
Maybe not 50

Ok, there's a 6mph out there this evening. I really wanted to fly my Ultimate and T-34, but I'll break out the Cub and try to get some video

I'm not trying to be a dumas here at all. I've only been flying roughly a year as I said, but I've been in the aviation business for a long time. What I'm doing is not difficult, but YES the plane is traveling sideways.
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Maybe not 50

Ok, there's a 6mph out there this evening. I really wanted to fly my Ultimate and T-34, but I'll break out the Cub and try to get some video

I'm not trying to be a dumas here at all. I've only been flying roughly a year as I said, but I've been in the aviation business for a long time. What I'm doing is not difficult, but YES the plane is traveling sideways.
Have you understood what I said regards slip and crab. If not, have a search for definitions of these terms on the Internet
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Have you understood what I said regards slip and crab
It doesn't matter... you said it was impossible, therefore it must be done. There is no way around it now, you are going to see the impossible on video.
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Maybe not 50

Ok, there's a 6mph out there this evening. I really wanted to fly my Ultimate and T-34, but I'll break out the Cub and try to get some video

I'm not trying to be a dumas here at all. I've only been flying roughly a year as I said, but I've been in the aviation business for a long time. What I'm doing is not difficult, but YES the plane is traveling sideways.
Yes, at an angle to the flight path over the ground.

Interestingly, the only aircraft that can NOT crab or slip is a balloon. Side slip is a different matter though, and while I agree in principle that 3 ch. birds can't be slipped, the word impossible is truly out of place here.
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It doesn't matter... you said it was impossible, therefore it must be done. There is no way around it now, you are going to see the impossible on video.
I won't see it, but the uploader will. All I will see is a 3ch plane crabbing across the ground due to a side wind component.

No need for anyone to shoot from the hip when places like Wikipedia have all the information needed to understand what's going on.
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Yes, at an angle to the flight path over the ground.

Interestingly, the only aircraft that can NOT crab is a balloon. Side slip is a different matter though, and while I agree in principle that 3 ch. birds can't be slipped, the word impossible is truly out of place here.
Ok, I'll grant you that a bent up 3ch plane can side slip, but it want fly straight any more than a straight 3ch plane can side slip.
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the word impossible is truly out of place here.
Is it possible for 2+2 to equal 5? No, it's not and it's the same with aerodynamic laws.
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Right, I was also thinking of the fact then when the rudder is first introduced, the immediate reaction of the aircraft is to slip, which sets up the differences between the wings that result in the roll. Sketchy? Absolutely, but it does make "impossible" an inappropriate word.
Then there is the thrust offset angle, which....

You get the idea.
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Right, I was also thinking of the fact then when the rudder is first introduced, the immediate reaction of the aircraft is to slip, which sets up the differences between the wings that result in the roll. Sketchy? Absolutely, but it does make "impossible" an inappropriate word.
Then there is the thrust offset angle, which....

You get the idea.
[EDIT in still air or a head/tailwind] Can you fly a 3ch plane along the runway centreline, with the nose pointing in a different direction? No, you can't, not for more than a moment or unless it's all bent up. Is it worth introducing such nebulous examples into these kinds of discussions?
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I won't see it, but the uploader will. All I will see is a 3ch plane crabbing across the ground due to a side wind component.

No need for anyone to shoot from the hip when places like Wikipedia have all the information needed to understand what's going on.
Ah yes, Wikipedia.. well known as a paragon of accuracy
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Gerry post 160 is an example of exactly what you CAN do, that is crab. You can not slip!
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Ah yes, Wikipedia.. well known as a paragon of accuracy
Are you saying that the descriptions of these aerodynamic conditions, as explained on Wikipedia, are wrong? The last time I checked them they were bang on.
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Are you saying that the descriptions of these aerodynamic conditions, as explained on Wikipedia, are wrong? The last time I checked them they were bang on.
No i don't recall making any such assertion. Checked the page to be sure too.
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Gerry post 160 is an example of exactly what you CAN do, that is crab. You can not slip!
You know what I meant. You can't fly down the centreline in a crosswind , blah blah blah...heading same as course, blah blah,
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