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Old 12-10-2016, 01:52 PM
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Hello,
Im thinking buying a Carf Rookie ( im a intermediate pilot and flew turbine jets already)
One of my friend told me they are extremely hard to land .
Any advice from experience Rookie pilots
Thanks in advance
Old 12-10-2016, 06:29 PM
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Land on the mains and keep the nose in the air as long as possible, once you bounce a Rookie its very hard to recover. Use the canard as a speed brake also helps.
Old 12-11-2016, 04:37 AM
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Easy to land. But poorly developed turbines with a high idle thrust make it difficult to slow down. Incorrect AB set up (needs to be 85 degrees) does not add enough drag.
You cannot fly it into the ground, it has main wheels on the balance point, so will bounce if you 'force' it.
Hold it off till it lands, it will not drop a wing!

I have had several Harpoons and Rookies and loved them all.
Old 12-11-2016, 05:05 AM
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hi

my Harpoon2

http://kerostart.com/viewtopic.php?f...de24a&start=20
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Thanks you for the advice
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Je vois il atterri un peut comme mon Spark , avec l aero frein au maximum ...Et Harpoon et Rookie 2 sont les memes modeles
Old 12-11-2016, 08:50 AM
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Carf Rookie : P160 Titan, aura gyro.
setup and hi alpha flight Felipe
landing jose
yesterday on field

https://youtu.be/oo5YwtKlR8Q

rookie is amazing!! Just only Needs an great setup !!

jose
Old 12-11-2016, 09:24 AM
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Get the Rookie II the one with canards, It flys and lands better than the Rookie and Kangaroo. The canards prevent the "delta wing tuck". Just hold the nose up off the runway until it settles down on its own. Landing to hot will cause the "kangaroo hop" ... 2 bounces and then the nose gear fails.
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HARPOON2 it is the same as ROOKIE2
HARPOON2 is sold by Graupner in Europe
Old 12-11-2016, 10:12 AM
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It lands between 60 and 80 meters with air brake and rudder in mode butterfly.
Its structure is very strong.
I have more than 500 flights without problems.
the retracts gear are ER40 with tires 90mm.
Old 12-11-2016, 01:57 PM
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All you have to do is set the canards to 80 degrees up for landing and its a breeze to land. Its kind of scary to flip that switch knowing the canards are almost straight up, but it slows it down and you can just drive it down. Without this.... its no rookie... very tough to land without bouncing, and once that happens... bad things man...bad things... LOL

I've had two of them. First one I bounced on landing and totaled it. Had to get it out of my system, so I got another one, put a P180 in it and set the canards... Super fun with the thrust vector.
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Jose that was a great landing .... This plane look like LOT of fun...
And the 80 degree up I thing its a good advice Thanks you for all those nice reply

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