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What To Do When You Crash?

Posted by Ikaika Enos on |

  • Category: Flight School
  • (Originally published on Hobby Squawk's thread "How well do you crash?" on 11/14/2016) Part of my job involves evaluating aircraft to and past their failure points. "Controlled Landings", "Dirt Naps", or an "Aggressive De-Kitting" are all part of the territory. The first bit of advice I give to my students brand new to the hobby is "Don't be afraid to crash --we all do it!". If they're less afraid to crash, they're less tense, more alert, more respectful of the aircraft and potential hazard, and ultimately they learn habits that promote a more SAFE and FUN experience in the wide...

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    Proper Landing Techniques For Jets

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Flight School
  • Properly landing an EDF jet is one of the most rewarding moments in all of RC flying.  Jets always get the blood pumping with their speed and performance in the air.  When you successfully "grease" a scale landing with a jet, it sticks with you for the rest of the day.  On the other hand, no matter how great the flight was, if you goof up the landing - or worse, damage the plane - upon touchdown, the whole flight feels ruined.  Here are some techniques and tips to help keep your EDF jet landings a happy event worth celebrating....

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    Proper Landing Techniques for Warbirds

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Flight School
  • Properly landing a warbird is one of the most rewarding moments in all of RC flying. Warbirds have a timeless, majestic quality that spans generations and most RC pilots will tell you that there's just something special about a warbird.  When you successfully "grease" a 2-point or 3-point landing, it sticks with you for the rest of the day.  On the other hand, no matter how great the flight was, if you goof up the landing - or worse, damage the plane - upon touchdown, the whole flight feels ruined.  Here are some techniques and tips to help keep your...

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    Flying In Areas Which Are 1,000+ ft Above Sea Level

    Posted by Motion RC on |

  • Category: Flight School
  • Thin air can dramatically affect how an RC airplane flies. The most common symptom is a lack of perceived power or thrust. This applies to both propeller driven aircraft and electric ducted fans, but the latter is more susceptible to thin air because of the fans' smaller diameter and enclosed position inside the aircraft instead of outside in the front like a standard propeller. The average altitude where most of our aircraft are tested by us and operated by our customer family is 0-1000 ft ASL (Above Sea Level). If you live in higher regions, such as Colorado with its 5,000+...

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