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View Diary: A sheep in wolf’s clothing – DeH 89A Dragon Rapide (31 comments)

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  •  The Rapide had ONE major landing problem... (12+ / 0-) a 'nomal' angle of approach (c.3 degrees), it would 'float' for ever! De Havilland installed small landing flaps on the lower wing between the engines and fuselage, steepening the approach (calling the aircraft the DH89A).

    I am not aware of any major trim changes being needed with the application of power or reduction, thereof. The elevator trim wheel (a BIG control!) needs a lot of adjustment to achieve any change in attitude, mainly because it is altering the angle of incidence of the tailplane, not moving a trim tab

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 08:20:51 AM PST

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