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P Factor

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What dose the P in P-factor stand for?

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  1. Christopher Oujo on Jun 19, 2013

    P-Factor = Magic. Thats it, and add right rudder…

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  2. Jim F. on Jun 19, 2013

    Propeller? I’ve always wondered the same…

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  4. Andrew on Jun 19, 2013

    Hey, I got a thought. If you don’t have an answer, then don’t comment.

    Yes…I know what P factor is and what is needed to correct for it.

    The question was what dose the P stand for?

    Once again… If you don’t have the correct answer then ZIP IT!

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  5. Brian on Jun 20, 2013

    Really? Multiple thumbs down for a person here in search of expanding knowledge who wouldn’t care to rummage through bs to find it? Well, I can’t say I agree with that. Seems a poor representation of what a flight instruction/training site should be about.

    Andrew, I personally have never read anything identifying p-factor as standing for something. I’m not sure the ‘p’ actually stands for anything. If I were to take a guess I would call it pitch factor as it deals predominately with the pitch of the aircraft. Though more accurately, it deals with it’s angle of attack.

    Hope that helps. If you find anything more definitive I’d be interested to hear it.

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  6. Andrew on Jun 24, 2013

    Brian…….Did you not read my last comment?……What part of ZIP IT is unclear?….

    Please stop wasting my time.

    Thank you.

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  7. Brian on Jun 24, 2013

    Well that is the last time I stick my neck out or answer a question for this guy. My apologies to the community here for standing up for the guy. You all must have known something I hadn’t.

    Andrew, some tact might be helpful in your future endeavors within this tight knit community. When someone attempts to offer an answer and stands up for you, returning with a comment like “zip it” is far from appropriate.

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  8. Andrew on Jun 24, 2013

    Brian, thank you for the narrow insight.

    I am unclear where you had “stuck out your neck” but my question was definitely not answered. It is a simple question and has a simple answer and by randomly filling the air with hot vapor is not as you put it “expanding knowledge.” It’s just taking up space.

    This will be the third time, once indirectly and twice directly, that I have NOT asked for your support. Please respect my wishes and DO NOT contact me in the future. I feel any advice you may give will be overly emotional and hot heads do not belong in the cockpit.

    Best of luck in your future endeavors.

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