Sportsman Pattern Question
I have been working on getting into pattern flying (reason, because pattern flyers fly the plane and not chase the plane)I flew prebasic in one contest and won with my size 40 big stik. In the process of learning more I have just finished a tiger 60 (which I am told is an excellent beginning pattern plane and so far I have to agree with that) and wanted to jump in sportsman and get going. I have been assisting every pattern contest I can (scribing ) to learn more on what the judges look for.
To give you a idea of my mind set, I have the sportsman reouting memorized flying either direction, I practice on the computer every chance I get and I try and fly every week to get practice in. I have my first contest coming up on the 20th and here is my question.
In doing the roll, I have seen pilots just do aileron rolls (looks nice) and score well, and I can do that, but to really do a roll
correctly (as you know) it involves some rudder and elevator. I am still learning to do this and getting fair at it but they
are not as pretty and on line as an aileron rolls. HERE is my Question: From a judges standpoint, does he take into account how the roll is done, or only from the stand point on tracking and presentation,. I know this sounds a little trite
but I want to learn to fly and present properly to the best of my ability and fly the pattern. OH Yes I want to score well ! Does this make sense?
My other question is this, after completing the two rolls and exiting the box then re enter the box on the same line as it exited. Does that include height? for example the 1st set of manuvers tend to be more on a lower level due to the rolls etc (at least that is my judgement from a presentation standpoint) but the second set needs to be started a little higher(again my perception). so If I come back into the box to start the 2point roll can I be on the same line but higher? and If not, are there ways to get higher without impacting ones score?
Thanking you in advance.
Wayne A. Lovett