Indeed.Rodak wrote: ↑Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:12 ammanolis, please stop with the rocket fallacy stuff. The question is whether the pilot, by sticking his/her legs into the air stream from the propellers will be able to generate enough torque to control the flyer, and whether the pilot will be able to generate this torque with his/her muscles over time.
(and whether the dynamics of any reaction from these deflections into the airstream are relevant to the flight envelope of the PF - or is this just pissing off the side to turn a cruise ship - Pull up! Pull up! drip drip drip)
Hmm, a rare explicit measured prediction. This seems like the kind of hypothesis which could be tested using any of the numerous quantitative (i.e. literally almost anything except pictures of babies or animals) analysis techniques that have been suggested in this thread.manolis wrote: ↑Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:23 amif – for some reason – the one propeller provides, say, 10% more lift than the other, the pilot displaces his body for some 25mm / 1” towards the “stronger” propeller (the propeller axes are at about 500mm distance from each other) to cancel out the thrust imbalance
Similarly for the reaction torque (in this case the pilot arranges his limbs slightly unsymmetrical to cancel out any imbalance of reaction torque from the propellers).