THE EUG 7 Posted February 8 Share Posted February 8 Hello all! new to the forums not new to the P-40 as a real world aircraft as it has been one of two favorite planes of mine since childhood. We have one here at the Museum of Flight and I drool on it every time I see it😆 Anyway I just picked up the P-40F and I think it’s beautiful.BUT I have noticed a couple of things with flight and mechanical dynamics I was wondering about. I am going over all of the systems in the aircraft and I have tried with assistance on and off, I normally fly off. I have noticed a slower speed than the public documentation for the aircraft from Curtiss. I have gone through all of the test elevation and weight envelopes. I have noticed that the plane is supposed to be over 1000 lbs heavier than a B but it feels really light and floaty like a Cessna would be. When pulling aft on the stick either in a banked hard turn or hard pitch up there is severe buffeting/ oscillations. While at war power when pitching forward the nose tucks extremely fast then returns to a dive. Or nose over. On final moving flaps down, gear down, the plane takes forever to slow down even if I cut throttle. this is just in the first day I flew it. Now I LOVE this plane model fyi, just what I have noticed. I have real world visual experience seeing the P-40 flying, taking off and landing, spoken with pilots and have done dissertations on the P-40 back when I was in school. I really appreciate the work done for this plane and just want to either get clarification or just help with feedback is all. thanks IniBuilds for this bird now I can have 2!!!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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