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The Take-off

AIM:

To safely carry out a standard take-off from line up to pre-rotation to being airborne.

 

CONSIDERATIONS:

Swing on Take-off

(Anti-clockwise Rotating Propeller) 

  • Slipstream       Yaw Left     
  • Torque             Roll right      

(Clockwise Rotating Propeller) 

  • Slipstream       Yaw Right  
  • Torque             Roll Left      

Keep straight on ref point at the end of the runway

Wind

Crosswind

Headwind

Take-off

  • shorter ground roll 
  • steeper climb
  • better obstacle clearance

Tailwind

Take-off

  • longer ground roll
  • shallow climb
  • poor obstacle clearance

Power

Take-off

  • All take-offs use full power

Nose attitude

Controls Airspeed

 

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT:

HUMAN FACTORS:

AIR EXERCISE:

  • Line up aircraft straight on runway.
  • Nose wheel straight.
  • Disk level & pre spun.
  • Ease stick back.
  • Pick reference point ahead & maintain centre line.
  • Apply power smoothly.
  • Standard gyroplane take off – build airspeed in ground effect.
  • At 100 ft checks T’s & P’s / rpm / lookout.
  • Trim for best rate of climb.