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Old 5th Apr 2021, 14:08
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212man
 
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Originally Posted by LOMCEVAK View Post
Without the Sparrow you were still always forward of the aft cg limit but handling was degraded. What I should have said above is that we carried a Sparrow to improve the flying qualities in pitch from those at close to the full aft cg limit. Flying without the Sparrow and using the published full back stick take-off technique I did once scrape the tips of the horizontal stab on take-off.
interesting that when I look at the numbers the Sparrow is about 1% of the weight of the aircraft (230 kg vs ~25,000). Was the difference just c of g or aerodynamic?
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