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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Jovanx View Post
I can see how 3D experience would be a benefit, because it allows you to push that stall envelope and still have the power to defy gravity.
Yeah, the power helps. Being able to throw the right stick back and the left stick forward and be at 200ft in 1.5 seconds is a big plus. But even with non-3D planes, having a little 3D and post-stall flight background helps because you know how to use the left stick effectively regardless of what you're doing. IMO, a lot of bad landings can be avoided with proper throttle and rudder management. At low speeds, the ailerons become almost useless because all it will do is bank the wings, and without speed, there's not enough lift to effectively turn the airplane. Also, when you tip stall, all countering with aileron does is throw in a whole bunch of adverse yaw and can really screw up a pilot's orientation... and low and slow with lost orientation is never good no matter how good you are. Also, if you bank then pull the elevator, all you're doing is asking the airplane to stall.

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