Hello everyone, thanks for taking your time to read this question.
Anyways, whenever I takeoffs with a slight crosswind, even if it is only 3 Knots, my plane always goes off to the left or right whenever I take off. Is there any way to counter this effect, if not, how do you deal with it?
I do that, but that only changes the angle of the nose for me, not the direction the plane is actually going. Something weird I also noticed is that the plane turns into the wind, not away like it probably should.
It turns into the wind because the tailplane catches the wind and pushes the back of the airplane away, therefore turning the nose into it. Let’s say you are taking off and there is a direct 10 knot crosswind from the left. As you accelerate the plane will become more responsive to wind. At a certain point your nose will start to turn into the wind. As soon as that happens you would apply right rudder, turning the nose back to the right. Apply just enough to keep you tracking down the centerline, and hold it even after you have lifted off for a few hundred feet, then release it slowly, clean up the aircraft, and away you go!