I just want to toss out one of the most controversial subjects in the hobby here… to question your rates! Most pilots swear by their rates and many will even suggest that you try their rates to improve your flying. Many of us are stuck to our rates like glue. We ritualisticly put them in on every setup and haven’t flown anything different in years.
I’m here to see how many of you are capable of considering change an option. It’s a very human characteristic to resist change … and takes an open mind to be willing to try something new openly and without bias.
Which brings us to THE SUPER WITHOUT SUPERRATES CHALLENGE! Zero out those superrates completely and go old school. Bump up rcrate till you match the deg/s value that you’re used to and slap about 0.80 expo on it. Yes, old school expo. I’m running about 960 deg/s which is 2.2 rc rate and the .8 expo. Go fly a pack with your numbers and report back what you think. Change it back right away if you want, tell me I’m an idiot LOL, but trying something new may make a world of difference, or may lead to trying something else new that makes a world of difference. I’ve been flying the same rates now for over a year without questioning them. Tonight I just kicked them to the curb and I won’t be back. I’m not the same pilot I was when I first settled on those rates, and I found out I hate the feel of superrates. I never knew that because I never tried without superrates.
Are you willing to try?