Ok so I’ve tried to takeoff in the Cessna 172 and once you get to 40kts it’s Swerves to the left or right. So I pull up and it stalls and crashes. Is there a tutorial I could watch that could help me get off the ground. Or am I doing something wrong with my takeoff. Thanks!
try using flaps. This increases lift by making the wing bigger, which in turn increases lift.
40 knots is a little early. Try 50-60?
From Tyler himself - he shows a full pattern here starting from takeoff in the C172.
Some tips would be to start by practicing with no wind and use rudder when you start swerving. Good luck!
I try but it swerves and I go off the runway so I’m forced to rotate
What are the winds? The 172 can’t really take off in more than 10 knots of crosswind.
I’ve had the same problem. I use the second flaps setting, and try to use the right end of the runway when I can. (Headwind). It sometimes works, sometimes not…
Hey remember to check your weight, the same thing happened to me and it was because I was heavy
The 172 is a slow climber. When taking off you only need to apply small back pressure and let the aircraft do the rest. Planes are designed to get up in the air. A lot of back pressure can result in a large amount of positive vertical speed which can result in a stall. It is extremely crucial to not use a lot of back pressure on takeoff as you are quite slow and vulnerable to a stall. It also doesn’t help when rotating way too slowly. Rudder is there to assist you on the centerline aspect of takeoff. Use it to your advantage and turn your ailerons into the wind if it is a crosswind. As someone mentioned above, manage the wind at the vicinity since the 172 can’t withstand large amounts of crosswinds on departure or arrival.
Oh ! Didn’t think about that thanks!
Please bare in mind that the C172 is a very small therefore very light aircraft, and gets affected by the winds a lot. Try using more flaps along with more rudder inputs depending on the wind direction.
When I did it the winds Were 0
Oh ok then. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that C172 is very light. Try inputting some more rudder.
Do you have auto coordination checked in your settings? This couples aileron and rudder movements on the ground. Turning your device with this on will affect where you go on the ground. I highly suggest to turn this off if you don’t already.
How to locate:
Open Infinite Flight in app settings > General > scroll to auto coordination (9th option down) > select box on far right of the option so the box does not have a check in the middle
I tried it with no wind and medium load in solo, and it was fine. I was taking off at KFMY on expert, and the wind was 13mph so I think that was the problem. Thanks for the help :)
Yes I have it on
Ok this may be affecting that. Go ahead and turn it off. Now when you turn your device while on the ground you will not move as you would when you move the rudder. Now when taking off you can keep the device straight and only use the rudder when keeping your aircraft aligned with the centerline. Keeping this off also gives you the opportunity to help on crosswind takeoffs when you have to use your ailerons pointed into the wind.
Did it work?
Yes It did