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!
And to think this was just the A340-300, the -600 series looks like it's longer than a football field!
Slow your rate of rotation. 3 degrees per second for rotation. 🙂
You might want to set flaps to '1'. This will give more lift for lower speeds 😉
thanks PW, but my flaps are always down 5 degrees for takeoff (one notch on the a340)
i'll sloe my rate.. thanks CRJ
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.
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
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.