Rudder(anti torque) pedal position in cruise flight

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Rudder(anti torque) pedal position in cruise flight

Postby seneca2e » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:50 am

In cruise flight(say about 22 inches MP) are your pedals level or do you have left pedal or right pedal down(not pressure but position of the pedal)? Now about the pressure vrs position-does the pressure(not position now) you have to apply "match" up to the down pedal? I have to maintain left pedal pressure in cruise(even though my pedal POSITION is right pedal down more than left-in other words I can take my right foot off but can't take my left foot off the left pedal even though the right pedal is significantly down). If I don't keep left pedal pressure I get a yaw to the right. Kinda got me to noticing this when I was trying to simulate a tail rotor failure and trying to find a speed & power setting that it would fly with the pedals pretty much neutral. I would have to slip it a lot with left cyclic to overcome the right yaw I'm seeing. In the Enstrom I had I could take my feet off the pedals in cruise and they would pretty much be level and stay there. Again just trying to compare to other owner's Brantlys in this regard.
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Re: Rudder(anti torque) pedal position in cruise flight

Postby bryancobb » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:51 am

I don't think I ever payed any attention. I don't remember my left leg, knee, ankle, or foot getting fatigued on long flights?
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Re: Rudder(anti torque) pedal position in cruise flight

Postby seneca2e » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:48 pm

The pressure is very slight-you only notice it when you decide to see if it will fly feet off the pedals.
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