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    When taking off with minimal airspeed and full...

    When taking off with minimal airspeed and full power you will need right rudder to avoid the left wing drop. Call it torque, P-factor, or tip stall, the results and the remedy are the same. Rudder...
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    First off I don't have FPV issues, I don't ever...

    First off I don't have FPV issues, I don't ever plan on doing it. Second this is more about overstepping their authority. They are denying a legitimate work around to allow limited FPV while having a...
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    Yes beyond line of sight (BLOS) is not a good...

    Yes beyond line of sight (BLOS) is not a good idea, however the decision that the operator of the controls has to have unassisted LOS is absurd. Full scale has a similar situation and a legal means...
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    In my full scale flying I have learned to fly...

    In my full scale flying I have learned to fly with specific tendancies and maintaining that continuity with my model flying just reinforces those habits and techniques. It also gives me a greater...
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    My response was directed more at the main topic...

    My response was directed more at the main topic than your posts, however my response would deal with your scenarios as well.
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    There is no reason that, aside from the LOS rule,...

    There is no reason that, aside from the LOS rule, that model flying should be any more restrictive than ultralights. They carry no passengers and are well below the size and weight of an ultralight....
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    The key to any of this, wind or not, is learn why...

    The key to any of this, wind or not, is learn why airplanes react the way they do to both our inputs and mother natures. Once you understand that the rest becomes just a matter of determining what...
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    Started with a Bridi Soar Birdi in '81 and moved...

    Started with a Bridi Soar Birdi in '81 and moved on through classic warbird models, then on to a PPL in '93 and, CFII in '96. I have flown Cessna 150, 152, 172, 172RG, 182, 210; Piper 140, 151, 180,...
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    So flying up into the gradient you get a slight...

    So flying up into the gradient you get a slight boost in airspeed then turn down wind and dive into a lessor tail wind, win-win. Doesn't explain the "dreaded" part that ag pilots fear. It is a lack...
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    You won't ever win with some. You can trot out...

    You won't ever win with some. You can trot out all the scientific proof in the world and the retort will always be the same "I, have x # of hours, fly ag, bush fly, seen it every day for x # of...
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    Just because someone has been at it a long time...

    Just because someone has been at it a long time doesn't mean they are competent. The only pilots I have ever met that believe the down wind turn myth are the ones that rely on the ground for their...
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    Again you completely miss the point. You...

    Again you completely miss the point. You primarily fly planes that are tediously set up for a single purpose, to fly IMAC routines. Ok, maybe some trainers or sport planes occasionally, but I would...
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    Yes, there is. It has been a few years and I no...

    Yes, there is. It has been a few years and I no longer live there (Tulsa,) but he was convinced that it worked that way. My point is just because you compete at a high level does not automatically...
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    No he believes it rises from the barrel, not that...

    No he believes it rises from the barrel, not that it is pointed up. This is basically the same picture he uses to show how it works. If you notice the rifle is being held level yet the bullet...
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    Noted. My Whiz Wheel is packed up right now and I...

    Noted. My Whiz Wheel is packed up right now and I didn't want to dig it out, and I suck at math. Thank nerds for calculators and "navigation computers"
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    It's simple, you are crossing a river that is...

    It's simple, you are crossing a river that is travelling at 5 kts. You are motoring at 10 kts. If you want to travel directly across the river you turn 45 degrees up river. Now 5 kts of forward...
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    I have a question, if your plane is trimmed for...

    I have a question, if your plane is trimmed for straight and level and you hold rudder, even a little, won't it just continue to yaw? In my world when you apply a control force it will continue...
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    It is not the truth of your statements as much as...

    It is not the truth of your statements as much as the level of the audience. You can cross the controls in a Cessna and get away with it, and yes most of our aircraft are more than capable of flying...
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    Speed, the issue I have with what you are...

    Speed, the issue I have with what you are proposing is not whether or not a plane can be operated in a manner inconsistent with full scale flight, but whether or not you need to understand how it...
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    +1 To add to it, I wish I had a dollar for...

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    To add to it, I wish I had a dollar for every time I saw a plane spin in due to "interference" while they held full throttle, full opposite aileron and full up elevator, but it "just wouldn't...
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    It all stems from misunderstanding the...

    It all stems from misunderstanding the relationship of different aspects of physics. Ground speed is very important to certain aspects of flying, but not in every aspect of flying. airspeed and...
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    What does that have to do with this discussion?

    What does that have to do with this discussion?
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    The problem arises when you see that increase as...

    The problem arises when you see that increase as an increase in airspeed.
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    Here is the answer. You do not need to...

    Here is the answer. You do not need to accelerate to account for the wind no matter what direction you turn to or from. The airplane is always travelling 20 mph in the direction of the wind. Your...
  25. The wings are swept back. It is facing to the...

    The wings are swept back. It is facing to the right. If you look carefully you can see the windshield at the far aft center.
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