Originally Posted by Pittsartist
Quite right........I did'nt really put over my point very well.
I suppose what I was trying to say was that the RV seems to induce less drag and "slips" less when pulling G in a turn. This is reflected in less loss of speed and the aircraft seeming to "hold" the turn radius better, purely subjective and only from my perspective as the pilot of the RV.
If the RV "seems" to turn tighter, what you are probably seeing is a greater
loss of speed in the RV. Remember, the low aspect ratio wings of the RV have a lot of induced drag at high angles of attack while the One Design with its thick tapered wing along with its lighter weight should tend to fare a little better in hard turns. At constant "G", the slower the speed the tighter the turn radius.