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Old Jan 14, 2013, 03:58 PM
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If it is a steady wind you can deadstick windfly your stunt or combat airplane. I used to do it all the time when I lived in Lubbock. Flying lazy 8s is easy. Just whip it into the wind, give it up and the wind will bring it up and over, then whip down wind and get it fast enough to come up and over, then do it all over again. I have seen George Aldrich fly the stunt pattern, in 1955, deadstick with a Nobler, He did both vertical and overhead 8s and I was much impressed. Guys from the windy states will often, at a windy contest, finish the flight with a couple of deadstick horizontal 8s.
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