EMG-6 Hands Off Stability Test
Test flight number 39. On this flight test sequence we show the initial tests for hands-off flight characteristics. Although this is only a short flight we fly the entire downwind leg of the tow to 700 feet with our hands and feet off of the flight controls. In the video you can see by shifting the center of gravity through movement of the body I can control the direction and the airspeed of the aircraft. The aircraft is rocksolid stable and Trims up right at best glide speed. Even by taking my feet off of the rudder pedals shifts the center of gravity enough that you can see the nose pitch down slightly.