Flying Remote Control Planes (Part III)

Welcome to part 3 of this series. Part 1 covered location and pre-flight check list. Part 2 is covered by Resources to assist you. This article focuses on the next step of the study to fly.

You have a solid location and your airplane and controls are checked out, and you would have created a relationship with an individual who could be your coach and keep you from crashing. So what's next? Your instructor may override what I will show but encourage them to allow you in this experience that it is important to proceed to the next step.

Touch-and-Go Landings: Flying a remote controlled airplane is like flying a real aircraft. The basic concepts apply. One of the first things (after a flight study you did not benefit from) is the practice of Touch-and-Go Landing. It includes a deception that is common when learning to fly. It involves landing on a runway and getting off again without coming to an absolute stop. This is important because it provides you with confidence as well as experience to ensure that you are competent in your aircraft as well as in the verification of all controls.

This process involves driving function and partial lifting of the ground. Note that you must use the trim controls to ensure that the plane is not drifting. There are just any issues right here by adjusting your trim or actual linkage. Also note that if you are in full power (which is not necessary for removal) you can prevent the ability to fall poorly.

There is another method known as Stop-and-Go where you raise, then land and stop your plane. I recommend this approach in the beginning. You will continue to the next Touch-and-Go depending on the length of your runway. Power your plane down the path and gently take yourself in a flight mode no more than 4 meters from the ground. Power back the valve and gently fix your aileron and rudder to place yourself in a landing position. Remember that flying is the easy part, the hardest part is landing. This will give you the experience you will need when you enter for a real landing. You need to know the sensitivity control and this practice will allow you to get this touch and connect your plane and controller together. There are always 2 devices you need to balance. Do not over-drive servos of your plane … Gentle configuration is the best way to get acquainted with your controller and the plane's response. Strict adjustment of controls is the best way to crash. Make sure you have a runway with enough length to allow you some margin. If you do not, then you probably need to respond to a hard landing. You're better off in this situation to go up and go back for another chance.

Back to Touch-and-Go … Some resources you can use may suggest that this is a step unnecessary; Instructors favor the use of Touch-and-Go and Touch-and-Stop that offer the possibility for you to practice more landings per session. Remember, you can do whatever you want in the air but if you can not go without your plane then you will end up purchasing a new plane. (Hope from Us)

Part IV of the series focuses on Flight (keep it simple).

Good luck (skills) to you and expect more to follow on this topic.

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