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    Winter Training

    RCRC winter training
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    RE: Winter Training

    Scott, Jon, Tony and Mike (stopped by) picked up Christmas presents early this year.
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    RE: Winter Training

    Which brings a smile.
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    RE: Winter Training

    And many interested onlookers. Light wings and stabs from Dave Snow.
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    RE: Winter Training

    And new prospective flyers with new plane flying well at 8 years old.
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    RE: Winter Training

    For a nice landing.
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    RE: Winter Training

    And special demo by past ballistic pattern expert, Bic Green, but is that a tick we found?
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    RE: Winter Training

    No, a FPV rotorcraft.
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    RE: Winter Training

    Close up look at Bic's setup.
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    RE: Winter Training

    Now Joseph found RCRC flying site for Phoenix flight simulator. Now we can fly at RCRC in the evenings after dark, virtually through multiplayer. Let me know if interested!

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    RE: Winter Training

    Three things we learned. Wind correction and inputs for positioning, consitent distance out in a wind nearly down the runway, and techniques for power management during maneuvers.

    Will get into the first area discussion next.

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    RE: Winter Training

    Fred! Herman! has! developed! a! very! nice! RCRC! flying!
    site!for!the!Phoenix!Flight!simulator.!!Anyone!tha t!has!
    Phoenix! can! use! the! link below! to! download! the!
    airfield! and! install! it! on! the! simulator.! ! The!
    installation!instructions!are!in!the!folder.
    RCRC!flying!site:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ddf31ztule3hiz/RCRC.zip

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    RE: Winter Training

    When are we going to get into the first area of discussion ? I need all the help I can get.

    Thanks

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    RE: Winter Training

    I stopped by KCRC but no one home- it was a bit cold Monday.

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    RE: Winter Training

    Trimming. First hands off horizonal flight. Roll, pitch, yaw. Next is vertical up lines- rudder and thrust lines. Next is downlines. Left rudder to throttle mix idle. Next is back to straight flight trim. Next is pull outs is it pulling in or pushing out away from you. Incidence or throttle to aileron mix. Next is inverted flight, hands off (aileron, hold down elevator) then slow inverted flight with throttle off. Next is spin entry (cruise speed and then idle to see if it rolls off one way or another. If the turn off is dramatic, set up condition mix for throttle to aileron and only enabled on that flight mode for spins. If the plane breaks one way all the time, do the same type of condition on spin rate but put the mix on opposite rudder which will keep that wing from dropping unexpectedly. I normally set up someones plane in about 3 flights or less- except for thrust and CG changes which may take more involvement with setup. However if you are pressed, mixing alone as above will give you a 90 percent solution (or that extra 10 percent solution if you mechanically adjusted out and balanced the plane to get it close). Finally work roll axial trim with aileron differential.

    After all that is done, then work on the first maneuver. Now, you work on centering first, then positioning (stuff to right and left in about the right spot like a cuban 8 positioning or square loop). THen work on geometry an then in an out and then wings level... Don't discount wings level but try and keep them there all the time and correct with rudder (adjusting aileron in radius segments to keep them level).

    Easier to talk you though these one on one side by side. Good practice day and trimming with Tony (40 percent ultimate electric) Jon (Nuance) and Gary (Proteus). By the way Proteus flys very well. *ρωτεύς as Gary calls is.

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    RE: Winter Training

    If you are not shoveling snow, there may be some days that are calm and flyable. These are the days to fly Even if the weather is cold you can fly OK. This allows for good opportunities in geometry and relaxing a bit to see what is going on with your geometry and precision. Since you are not flying very often, you can see things that you have been practicing wrong in the past but have missed because you have just come back to it. An example is entry and exit altitudes. High entry and low exit is a common center maneuver error which can be corrected during the winter months, before spring winds pick up and delay precision practice.


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