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Old 08-25-2003, 11:28 AM
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I'm starting off my flying (fairly unsuccessfuly with an aerobird) i have A JP Zagi SI but haven't reall had good conditions (the wind always goes the wrong way ) but i bought the aero bird and after a few weeks have a hole in the back of the win and a new fueselage ) The guys at the hobby shop ,seem to be experts, say juast to fly straight hand level from a hand through to start off with. I dont know any experienced flyers so any adivce on how i could train myself would be really appreciated.
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Old 08-27-2003, 05:11 AM
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I couldn't tell if you were having trouble launching or flying by your post. It kind of sounded like launching. If that's the case, make sure you are launching directly into the wind if there is any wind or a slight breeze.

If it's perfectly still and you have trouble launching, I use to actually run with the plane a few steps before tossing it into a slight up angle when I started flying to make sure I got it going. I know the manual says level toss, but I had better luck with a slight up angle. The guys in the video that came along with the plane also launched it at a slight up angle.

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Old 08-27-2003, 10:38 AM
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On top of that, if the plane is out of trim, it will be that much harder to fly.

When they say to launch straight ahead, they mean it. If you launch upward at too high of an angle, the plane will stall and crash into the ground. Slightly up is okay, but everyone's idea of "slightly" is different, and inevitably someone's slightly will be too much... Running with the plane to launch it is also a good idea. You can feel that the plane wants to fly before you simply let go.

Get an evening or morning when it's completely calm outside to trim your plane. Launch it straight ahead using the run-with-it technique. The plane should glide for a ways, and land on its own. If the plane dives or climbs, use the suggestions in the instructions for trimming the plane.
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:00 AM
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Matt,

Were you suggesting giving it a toss without power?

I've found this a great way to test the trim before getting it under power and potentially causing a nastier crash. The aerobird should glide to a decent landing in about 20-30 feet under no power. If it doesn't you should re-ceck your trim.

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if you've never flown before i recomend you to practice first on a computer there are a lot of simulators like FMS that are free, it will really help you to understant airplanes moves. i learn by my self this way and i still have my first plane, once u learn to fly on the pc, practice, practice, practice and then on the pc again and then give it a try with your real plane...don't give up it is posible, good look.
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Hi,

kktorlook could you please provide some links with free
RC simulators for the PC ?

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Old 09-15-2003, 11:17 PM
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here are some links.

http://members.tripod.com/manuelguillen/pcair2/air.htm
http://glider3d.free.fr/
http://n.ethz.ch/student/mmoeller/fms/index.html

i learned with FMS i haven't try the others
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Thanks guys you've been helpful, when i get my new body (water damage ) I'll try out your ideas.
Is FSM realistic? Is there a plane like the aerobird? And where can I download it?
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to be a free simulator it's very reallistic but if you want to make it even more reallistic you sould buy or make a TX interface so you can play FMS with your control, here are some links:
http://home.introweb.nl/~erics/fms/planes.htm
http://www20.brinkster.com/jimflint80/fms/fms.html
http://fms.modelisme.com/links_e.html
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It's fairly realistic. Also it doesn't have any wind in it.
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Old 09-21-2003, 10:28 PM
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The Aerobird Challenger is a good plane and flys great. You can even penetrate some wind with it. This plane will ROG and you can do touch and go's as well. However, you need to get a little help from an experienced pilot.
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