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Old Jan 19, 2011, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by baddb1 View Post
Once the little bit of wind catches the wing and gets up under it, the opposing wing tip digs into the water and keeps me from going anywhere. If I try to speed up the Icon just spins around the wingtip thats in the water. I think wing sponsons would help?!

I think closswind, one of triggers, causes such behavior.
From our experiences, model planes like IKON-A5, having large lateral area, are hard to take off and landing in crosswind.
If your flying field arrows a direction to take off and landing dead ahead against wind, you will have no problem, except to be attentive to waves.
I heard from a real pilot, also my friend, real planes do this.
Of course, as in former responses mentioned, antitorque kicked up by prop causes left wing tip touching down in the water easily.

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