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Old 10-23-2005, 02:36 PM   #21
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I tried using a slider on my Futaba Radio and found out it wasn't necessary, so I just use the digital trim. I set my engines for the lowest reliable idle and don't touch it again. If you are you using a higher than normal idle for your maneuvers in IMAC or pattern than you not doing the maneuver correctly. for example if you don't have the idle low enough in a Hammerhead then you won't get the correct rotation. If the idle is too high when you are doing a spin then the aircraft won't stall.

Both disciplines use the same throttle management techniques except IMAC fliers normally don't notch there throttle. I do.

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Old 10-23-2005, 03:15 PM   #22
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Ah Chad yes I know but it is a lot easier in a hamerhead to be able to pull the throttle stick all the way back to the stop and concentrate on everything else instead of having to guess where your throttle stick is .

Just different style of flying I guess.
No guessing required....pull back to idle bring up a couple of detents for the stall turn.

Most of the time a single throttle point wont work for every situation so you end up needing some form of throttle management anyways....why not just do away with the high idle setting altogether.

As Mike said...if your idle is too high you are not doing the stall turn correctly should be back to a full landing idle within 30 degrees or so of rotation or you should be losing points for line deviation before and after the stall turn.
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Originally Posted by Mike Sebastien
Both disciplines use the same throttle management techniques except IMAC fliers normally don't notch there throttle. I do.


Yes I understand this is a old pattern guys trick. Tony Kreg mentioned that he does it to but for his cruise speed, ie normal level flight then when he needs power for the verticals he just advances beyond that.

Makes a lot of sense to me and I think I might give it a try.

I tmay be that I have my low idle set too low and that is why I have the top of the trim as a high idle. Mike and Chad you might be on to something here as I think I got a "0" for just about every spin this past season as I couldn't get the aircraft to stall properly.

Oh well will have to wait till next season now, I sold my only flyable airplane!

Thanx for all the help guys.
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:23 PM   #24
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