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V1 Rotation

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Ryan Finn (pilotguy44) First Officer

Hey does anybody notice that as these long-bodied "stretch" versions of aircraft come out, V1 rotations are more of a challenge? I had to make three separate attempts to get an A340-300 off the ground the other day because my tail scraped the runway every time. The time I finally got it, I had used up most of the runway, and this was 25R at KLAX.

Am I doing something wrong? My trim is properly set, I'm rotating at the correct speed, and my angle is below 7 on the artificial horizon. I don't know what else to do! Dont Know

And to think this was just the A340-300, the -600 series looks like it's longer than a football field!

Pro Member Chief Captain
CRJCapt Chief Captain

Slow your rate of rotation. 3 degrees per second for rotation. 🙂

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

You might want to set flaps to '1'. This will give more lift for lower speeds 😉

PW

Pro Member First Officer
Ryan Finn (pilotguy44) First Officer

thanks PW, but my flaps are always down 5 degrees for takeoff (one notch on the a340)

i'll sloe my rate.. thanks CRJ

😀

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

Flaps 1 for takeoff is not recommended. Use Flaps 2 or Flaps 3, depending on your weight.

What's your trim setting?

I can rotate an A340-300 at a 7 degree pitch up. Then once the main landing gear is airborne I pitch the aircraft up to 13-15 degrees. And finally, before setting the throttles to the CL gate, I pitch down to 10 degrees.

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Ryan Finn (pilotguy44) First Officer

my trim is usually between 1.2 and 2

and my flaps, ive tried 2 or 3. Any pitch above 7 or 8 scrapes my tail..

..well, if i'm still on the ground, that is.

perhaps the a340 just isn't my aircraft, lol

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

Come on! It's not that hard to take the A340-300 into the air. 😉

I donīt have problems when rotating at a 7 degree pitch up. Always pull your joystick slowly, not fast.

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