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Posted by kdahlhaus | Aug 28, 2011 @ 04:02 PM | 4,091 Views
Which did pilots prefer?

Find out here, with an interview on Warbird Radio with Blue-Nosed Bastard's pilot Robert Powell, who fought with both fighters in WWII.

Great interview with only one problem - too short!
Posted by kdahlhaus | Jul 18, 2011 @ 09:12 AM | 4,461 Views
Video of the Galloping Ghose P-51 RC Pylon Racer at Warbirds over Oberhausen. Turn up the volume on this one.

The sound gave me an adrenaline rush. Quick, need to run out and find a P-51 model....
Posted by kdahlhaus | Jul 07, 2011 @ 08:55 AM | 4,859 Views
(This was originally posted on the Parkzone T-28 thread, I thought it would be good to save here as I'll be going back to the PDF's in the future).

Quote:
Originally Posted by split_s View Post
I'm still having trouble achieving consistent landings -- even with the flaps extended. I typically land long, i.e., I overshoot the intended landing spot. I always have the feeling that the plane is coming in too fast, even though I'm using very little throttle. I love flying this plane, but landing makes me nervous. How can I improve?
The short answer is to use your elevator and throttle to establish slow flight before you turn to final approach, then use the throttle to control your rate of descent on final.

Long answer:

I got tired of my scary landings earlier this year and decided to do something about it.

These online resources helped the most:
RC Flight school's landing made easy *:
http://www.rcflightschool.com/Basic_...olo_H93-95.pdf
http://www.rcflightschool.com/Basic_...olo_H86-92.pdf
http://www.rcflightschool.com/Basic_...lo_I96-101.pdf


AMA's Sport Aviator article:
http://masportaviator.com/2004/01/17...ng-techniques/

It helps a lot to have a good approach - fly like a real plane doing a downwind, base and final leg, with the goal of having the plane lined up about center of the field when turning onto the final approach.

You use throttle to control the rate of descent and the elevator...Continue Reading
Posted by kdahlhaus | Jun 23, 2011 @ 03:27 PM | 4,423 Views
I created a RCGroups Open Search plugin (should work with all modern browsers). This plugin uses a google search as I've found it generates better results.

Just go to this page and click on the phrase 'RC Groups' in the results.

Enjoy!
Posted by kdahlhaus | Aug 25, 2010 @ 11:09 AM | 5,648 Views
would be Bomberguy's B-24 video at:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412994

o multiple views: inside, outside, on-the-ground, in-the-air
o period music that works
o tells a story


Posted by kdahlhaus | Jul 18, 2006 @ 12:59 PM | 7,971 Views
Ready to protect the flying field....
Posted by kdahlhaus | Feb 18, 2006 @ 11:23 AM | 8,956 Views
Hey this is cool. Didn't know we had blogs.