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After your trainer, how long did it take you to fly a war bird?

Old 05-23-2011, 09:36 AM
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...my trainer was a warbird...
Same here. My instructor wasnt happy to see me show up with that thing.
Old 05-23-2011, 10:25 AM
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So.... how long did it end up taking you? And to transatlanticflight , thanks for the info. You were right about the TRUTURN. One of the guys at the field yesterday had one he let me have. 1/4" small, but I'll find another and give it back to him. Going from 3-blade to 2 certainly made a noticeable difference in the performance. Thanks for the info and keep it outa the treeline!

Also, this was the first take-off with flaps, as I had this week added the servo. I probably should have done one thing at a time, but you now howantsy you can get wantingto try out something new.Anyhow,I had fun!

Thanks again!
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:15 AM
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I'm going to agree with tmaucher...the best thing ...actually the ONLY good thing that came with the foamy cessna's that the LHS and big web guys tout as trainers was the free flight sim software. While never quite like the real thing, it was invaluable at teaching basic control, and coordinating stick movements to the visual cues of the plane at different attitudes and coming from different directions. Man the first time your plane is coming at you and your lateral control movements (rudder and aileron) are reversed...sheer panic. That cheesy free software saved me hundreds..if not thousands of dollars. I did not have the advantage of buddy box flying..the field I fly at is a loose bunch and schedules and equipment never lined up. Plus what do you say when your "buddy" crashes your baby... everybody does.

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