- Nov 13, 2006
- Madrid, Spain
- ELA R-100 and Magni M24 autogyros
- Total Flight Time
- 664 gyro (Nov. 2020)
I use upwind tilt in crosswind during the take off roll after the initial back tilt as I accelerate forward. I have to keep the nose straight with opposite rudder. That is also what I teach at Anahuac, as on most days, we have pretty strong cross winds.
Since I read Jean Claude's opinion in the thread he's mentioning above, I always take off with the stick back, crosswind or no crosswind, and it's far better... Tilting the stick to the wind results in losing revs fast and the takeoff run is longer. Besides, and for example, the wind may be coming 90º from the right at 30 km/h... but that's only when you are stopped... By the time you reach –for example, again– 80 km/h, in your run, the apparent wind is coming from a direction only 20º to the right...