Re: Measurements.camber

DorotheaKeats and ChrisWalterson <dkeats@...>

Neil Jepsen-------- I had built my little Quickie per plans and then
stuffed the 503 Rotax in the front end. I increased the gross to 600
lbs and this gave me quit a bit on - camber. I flew it about 30 hrs
before I did the Gall mod and I think it was only my Dragonfly
experience that kept me on the runway. After the Gall mod it was much
better. Before, when all the wheels were on the runway it was not too
bad , but if one wheel lifted before the other as in taking off , or
landing in a crosswind it was a real handfull.
Do an experiment. Grab a set of roller blades or ice skates. Go
wide open and with both skates at 0 camber in a glide , lift one skate.
You should still go straight ahead. Now do the same thing but give your
skates some - camber and then lift one skate. You will turn away from
the skate that is still on the ice. This is the same thing that
happens on the airplane . If the right wheel is on the ground , you turn
left if there is - camber. A little hard for your brain to digest when
you are doing seventy down the runway with your ailerons and rudder
saying you should be going right. Once the wheel is airborn, all is
Small amounts of + or - camber are of no concern, but when you can
visually see that the wheel is canted , be aware. My wheels are set to
0 camber and 0 toe out at gross and it all works for me. That's what I
found.------------Canada Chris

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