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Old Aug 26, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Yes, there is a big difference between flying in a tail wind as you said in your first post...

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Originally Posted by seeingeyegod View Post
The model does experience different aerodynamic effects depending on whether or not its flying in a tail wind or head wind, just like a real plane. A tail wind can both make a plane move faster relative to the ground, and reduce lift.
And getting hit with a sudden tailwind...

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Originally Posted by seeingeyegod View Post
Exactly, the air speed is NOT the same if you get a sudden tailwind. The air flow relative to the wings can suddenly slow down, reducing lift.
Getting hit with a sudden tailwind has essentially the same effect as getting hit with a sudden calm when flying in a head wind. Or to phrase it differently, gusty wind is a problem
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