Hi Foder, Jayne and MSFS Thanks for bringing this series back. Very excited about tomorrow’s session.
I have a few questions I meant to ask during the last session, Hoping you can briefly cover these.
Flaps and their function. what should be the extension/retraction degrees while we are a. flying and b. approaching landing. You covered takeoff (o degrees) and extending the flaps fully on landing and this has helped me greatly with better landings. Anything else we should keep in mind.
Trimming. As you mention we are always trimming. a. when is it better to trim rather than use flaps and vice versa.
b. Do we ever use left/right trim? does the real c152/c172 have that functionality. My Honeycomb alpha yoke has the left/right trim switches and wanted to know if it applies in real planes.
Taxing and take off. Is it normal for a real C152 and 172 to sway/turn towards one side to another while on ground and speeding during takeoff? I feel I really need to use my rudder pedals extensively on ground while trying to take off otherwise the plane runs off the runway. Is that a normal function in a real plane?
Landing approach (altitude, degrees, maps) Can you please revisit/ touch upon the correct altitude range to the airport when we should engage final approach. What is too high and too low
b. when flying to a new airport should we rely on skyvector maps for runway alingment, or is it common to flyby the runway before making the final approach. I understand we will be speaking with ground control on which runway we are cleared to land or not, but would we do a visual pass before making the final landing
See you tomorrow.!