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Old 05-22-2018, 07:43 PM
rockwoodrv9 rockwoodrv9 is offline
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Im not so sure what is being said here. I believe way more people stall with loss of engine than nose dive into the ground. Would it make sense to be nose heavy with trim on takeoff? Im a new pilot so I would like to learn something here.

Originally Posted by flytoboat View Post
Manual flaps and trim here. I usually take off with 1 notch of flaps (puts the flaps at the same angle as full down aileron deflection) and a little nose down trim. My thought here (tell me if I'm wrong) is that if engine fails after takeoff, it will require lot's of nose forward stick to get on glide speed. If I already have neutral or nose up trim, it will require more force to maintain glide speed. After raising the flaps, I adjust trim pitch for climb speed.
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