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Lgel
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No need to tell me, I've been flying real gliders for a while. Loved the LS4 from the first moment after dropping the launch cable

I hope you were not flying inverted toward a slope with your LS4!
Cheers.
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DualDesertEagle
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I hope you were not flying inverted toward a slope with your LS4!
Cheers.

It doesn't take a (half) roll to notice how low the agility around the roll axis of a glider is.
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whatmovesyou
Here is a video sample of how a slow roll is done. The inverted segment back to regular flight is like the glider segment you are asking about for control movement.

By the way, when your CG is right on( not nose heavy) you will need very little rudder and elevator. When we were in pattern competition, I moved the nitro tank right above the wing at the CG, so no matter how low the fuel was, the CG didn't vary for the different maneuvers since there was 10 of them.

The easiest way to learn it is to go 3 mistakes high and practice 3 rolls(slow each roll for about 1 second) as you go across the field. Then it gives you time to get it co-originated. Also it becomes real easy if you know how to "knifeedge".



Each glider, plane will have its own characteristics as to how much you apply. What is even harder is to adjust controls doing it in the opposite roll. That is CW then CCW.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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