Controlling P-factor and yaw during takeoff and climb

You have completed your walk-around the airplane to your instructor’s satisfaction, taxied to the active runway, performed a pre-takeoff check and engine run up. The tower told you to taxi onto the runway and line up for takeoff. Your instructor has been working the radio for you but otherwise you are handling all of the…

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How to stay on Altitude without Concentrating Intently

Now your instructor decides to introduce one more control – a control you’ll learn to appreciate and use frequently: the elevator trim. During your walk-around you noticed a small hinged flap on the trailing edge of the elevator that your instructor called a ‘trim tab.’ And in the cockpit below the throttle, mixture and carburetor…

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