Cessna 172 banking left

I noticed something when flying the Cessna 172. The aircraft is banking slightly to left. There was no wind, the load was balanced and I calibrated a couple times before taking-off. Anyone know why this is happening? And if anyone is having this issue too?

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Make sure you’re using your rudder.

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I don’t know if this is what it is, but in real life, GA and prop aircraft do bank to the left naturally.

“During takeoff, air accelerated behind the prop (known as the slipstream) follows a corkscrew pattern. As it wraps itself around the fuselage of your plane, it hits the left side of your aircraft’s tail, creating a yawing motion, and making the aircraft yaw left.”

Source: https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/aerodynamics/why-you-need-right-rudder-on-takeoff-to-stay-on-the-centerline/


Thank you, realism on another level ;).


I think that’s also called P-Factor