Still need HS

Aviator168

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Hi folk, Just a thought. If I have a CTL or below center mass thrust line configuration, is horizontal stablizer still necessary?
 

Vance

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In my opinion a horizontal will make any gyroplane easier to fly, regardless of the thrust line in relation to the center of gravity.

I my experience a horizontal stabilizer with sufficient volume will help to dampen pitch excursions and reduce pilot work load.
 

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Doug Riley

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In my experience, too, an effective HS makes even a LTL gyro much easier to fly. It creates a "crisper" feel in the controls. There is less time lag in the aircraft's response to pitch commands.
 

ferranrosello

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I Think that HS is compulsory. If you don´t fit it, sometimes you can have an unstable behavior in your gyro copter...
 

WaspAir

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Necessary? There could perhaps be some argument about that.
Wise? Absolutely, and beyond reasonable dispute.
 
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