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Old Sep 26, 2005, 02:47 PM
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I agree with Cubber. You're probably scared of breaking your Mustang, so you're coming in too slow, and stalling. In that circumstance, trying to lift a wing by using aileron just makes it even worse because it spoils what little lift the wing had.

The calm day just accentuates things because you probably approached the runway on each occasion at what looked to you like the same speed. But with headwinds up to 35 m.p.h. on the previous occasion your model had up to 35 m.p.h. more flying speed than when the wind was calm. So, on the bad day you were probably getting buffetted, but you had plenty of flying speed to avoid a stall and to keep the ailerons effective.

The solution is that you have to fly a faster (ground speed) approach when the wind is calm.
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