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Old 03-21-2020, 02:00 AM   #1
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I just picked up the L-39 in the sale and was expecting a bit more stick-and-rudder flying like the Tomcat. After taking her for a spin I noticed it automatically crabs itself into the wind and there's hardly any slip evident during turns. Does the L-39 have some kind of automatic or augmented rudder system?
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:03 AM   #2
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It doesn't have AFAIK
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:56 AM   #3
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That's strange....why would it crab itself into the wind like a Hornet or Viper if it's not FBW?
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:23 PM   #4
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I just picked up the L-39 in the sale and was expecting a bit more stick-and-rudder flying like the Tomcat. After taking her for a spin I noticed it automatically crabs itself into the wind and there's hardly any slip evident during turns. Does the L-39 have some kind of automatic or augmented rudder system?
No, it is just natural side stability of this plane (lateral + yaw).
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