Piper Cub template, side stalling, tune it out

Hey all,

I am using the Piper Cub FM and added flaps. My plane is a STOL aircraft. However with Performance take offs, she looks a wing, usually to the left. And it'ss severe.

Any ideas how to tune that out?


Bill
 

Roy Holmes

Resource contributor
Bill,
It all depends on your speed when it happens and what you mean by “she looks a wing”. Is there any yaw involved, can you keep it straight with rudder?
It could be in the FM, I would need to see both the air file and aircraft.cfg to sort it out sensibly
Roy
 
Sorry about that Roy. It was late at night. I meant to say that one of her wings dips, stalls out, usually to the left. She does yaw to the left also just before she goes 'catastrophic'.

I ended up changing out the FM's with my Tailwind tricycle gear plane. Its about the same mass and weight and has the exact type of flight reactions I am looking for. Just dirtied it up to fly slower and have some more lift.

The Cub has a radically different FM, I think, them most planes. So different. She feels like she pivots above the pilots head. Strange effect, but probably dead-on to the real plane.


Bill
 

Roy Holmes

Resource contributor
Bill,
I flew a Piper Cub as a teenager. It was probably a Super Cub since it had flaps. It flew really well like a good basic trainer should and my check flight was one circuit and landing. If your Cub flies like a dog, it’s no Cub, it’s a dog.
Roy
 

Roy Holmes

Resource contributor
Bill,
It is a dog. Almost uncontrollable on take-off. Not bad after you get off (If you do not ground loop before that)
I'll see if I can tame it somewhat
Roy
 
Dont worry man. I am on a totally new template, one I worked hard on long ago and adapted to this already. All is well.

The Super Cub is so far different (I would think) then the original ole classic Cub. Such a different plane. You flew it from the back seat, and your gauges were in the front seat. Crazy design, and its handling is very odd. Reminds me of a pendulum, the articulation from the CG point under the wings, it swings around. I imagine their tables cause this, as its very peculiar and possibly very similar to the real thing.
 
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