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Old Apr 07, 2012, 02:09 AM
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The videos of the models over land are all in PAR mode - they are touching the grass, snow etc. because the models have to run very fast to reach full XGE flying speed. If I make a pilot error at that high speed over land I am likely to damage the model badly. I need to be very brave to go to XGE over land (I have done it in moments of madness and when not concentrating) . But even over land in PAR mode the models can move as fast as a radio controlled racing car so I have to keep pretty sharp. Water is more forgiving and a model will survive an XGE crash (usually) but it needs lots of space and a run-up. So the models make a run-up in PAR mode touching the water slightly until they reach XGE. Even then they tend to leave a wake as the wingtip vortices are so close to the water - and then it is time to slow down again before running out of lake.
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