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Old 08-18-2003, 02:55 PM
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What's a glider-guider need to learn to "play well with others" at your average electric power field?

I can land my sailplanes reasonably close to the spot, fly a landing pattern, etc- but the idea of a runway is a bit new to me.

(So's the idea of a throttle..)

I'm hoping to have my first power flight this weekend, and I'm thinking I should have one of the club guru's shake out the airplane and give me a hand with take-off and landing the first couple of times. On the one hand I'm excited, but on the other I'm afraid that I might know enough to get overconfident and lose the plane my first day out....

I'm sure some of you guys have made this jump, what did you wish you knew?
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Old 08-19-2003, 03:57 AM
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The thing that was strange to me was to climb "with the throttle... not the elevator." Converse is true, if you want to level out... reduce the throttle.

Makes sense now, but at first I always forgot the throttle was there.

I've only been flying EP for about 3 months and I'm still doing Slow Sticks and small EP gliders... too old for this 3D stuff!

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