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Old Sep 21, 2008, 09:38 AM
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An easy way to slow down a 3 channel glider for landing is to turn the motor on, just a click or two. The folding prop will extend, but the motor won't be turning fast enough to push the plane (unless you have a rediculously over powered setup) and the larger the prop, the greater the "air brake" effect of the extended prop blades. When I need to get my 3 channel birds down quicker or out of lift, I'll deploy the prop to keep me from going too fast while I bleed off altitude.

On landing, be ready to shut the motor off and engage the esc brake, just before the plane touches the ground.

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