Piper Cub template, side stalling, tune it out

#1
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
#2
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
 
#3
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
#4
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
#7
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
 
#8
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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