Pilot, certified ground instructor, builder and KITPLANES contributor, Leonard Weiser enjoys vintage aircraft, wood-fabric construction and round gauges. Currently building a Rotec radial-powered Fisher Celebrity.
Its an age-old duality: stability versus maneuverability. Many factors go into developing and building any aircraft, and the designers choices will affect a pilots workload, for good or ill. Among the topics discussed are trim, pitch stability and yaw stability;