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Old 04-11-2007, 07:03 PM
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Default Newbie with 55 yak 3D. How do you fly?

Is there a way to fly this as a beginner or shelf it? I do have real flight.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:32 PM
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Default RE: Newbie with 55 yak 3D. How do you fly?

Without anyone there helping you who has experience, I'd wait a plane or two.

Unless you are masochistic and have an insatiable desire to rebuild. If that's the case, make sure you stick your finger in the prop at least once, too.

Depending on weather in your area, GWS Slow Stick or Estarter are among the recommended.

Slow Stick is VERY sensitive to wind, but easier to fly than the Estarter on a calm day. Normally, a beginner would want to fly on calm days anyway, so this shouldn't matter....

The sim will help, definitely. Make sure you can do all the required manuevers in windy, gusty conditions. That would be:
- Take off and landing into the wind and slightly cross wind.
- Controlled Climbing & Descending (nose dive into terra firma does not count!).
- Circles: clock-wise and counter maintaining altitude.
- Climbing and descending circles.
- Setting up your landing (downwind, base and final)
- Flying towards you, turns left and right.
- Landing on the runway.
- In general, being able to put the plane in the air where you want it.
- Fly the sim in a way so you're able to contribute to the "Things we say when you crash your plane" forum every time you stuff it.

Do not expect your real plane to fly like the one on the sim. It will be close, but not exact. There is also the 'reality factor' that hits you once your real plane in the air. You are so amazed that thing flys that it is easy to watch it and forget to fly it. Be ready for that and remind yourself to fly the plane and keep flying it until the ground overrules you. I'm sure everyone here has a story about saving it inches (or less) off the ground.
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:15 PM
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Default RE: Newbie with 55 yak 3D. How do you fly?

Hopefully this isn't the "flight-flex" version you are referring to. I have one of these and it is simply one of the worst flying planes in my hangar- not a chance a beginner would be able to keep in in the air any more than a couple seconds.
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:26 PM
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Default RE: Newbie with 55 yak 3D. How do you fly?

Here is a pic of it. Is it the dreaded flight flex?
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:37 PM
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Default RE: Newbie with 55 yak 3D. How do you fly?

No it's not. That is a good flying plane you have there but it does require a little bit of exp. to fly it well. Try a top wing plane like the super cub or slo-v for your first attempts. That plane you got is a great plane esp. for the 32.00 it costs with motor and gear reduction included. I have the flightflex plane and a friend has this one.
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