Update on MiG-15 Launching Technique
Here is a launch tip for anyone who’s struggled to get the Hobby Lobby MiG-15 airborne reliably:
First, recognize that at FULL throttle, there is a small tendency to want to pitch up (probably due to the large mid-T tail configuration more than thrust lines.
Second, recognize that this is not a prop plane so there is no prop wash flowing over the control surfaces. All control surface effectiveness is due purely to forward speed. During a hand launch, forward speed is at it’s slowest and control surface effectiveness is at it’s lowest.
The problem: …
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