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Old Apr 02, 2009, 11:28 PM
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need shocks for parkzone corsair

hi everyone! i have been flying my corsair, but it's difficult to land smoothly. does anyone know where i can get some shocks or make them cause i want to land really nice at the flying field. every time i land it bounces 2 or 3 times. please does anyone Know?
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 01:13 AM
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Adding shocks is probably going to do little. It is all dependent on how you land the plane. Come in from a high altitude and drop in suddenly, then the plane will boucne everywhere. However, if you come in level and let the plane settle in nicely then the bouncing will be minimal. Bouncing on landing also makes the plane look more scale, as they often bounced on carrier landings.
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 06:30 AM
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Keep your speed up, and fly it all the way to the ground - don't try to get as slow as possible. You'll stall and bounce like crazy.

This plane is fully capable of no bounce landings, but it takes some work.

Practice practice practice!!!
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 09:11 AM
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i always fly in not too slow, but i still cant make it perfect
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 09:14 AM
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practice is what you need not shock absorbers ... itll get better just keep at it
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 09:52 AM
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You'll get it perfect - the only problem is that when you finally do - you'll look around and no one will be watching.

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Old Apr 03, 2009, 11:24 AM
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Many planes need some prop speed until just before touchdown.
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 11:31 AM
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Here you go....

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Old Apr 03, 2009, 01:28 PM
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thanks a lot for them. but will it give the parkzone corsair too much weight?????
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 01:31 PM
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Adding shocks is probably going to do little. It is all dependent on how you land the plane. Come in from a high altitude and drop in suddenly, then the plane will boucne everywhere. However, if you come in level and let the plane settle in nicely then the bouncing will be minimal. Bouncing on landing also makes the plane look more scale, as they often bounced on carrier landings.
they also crashed into the deck alot in the early years but the Brits figured out to land them for us...then the Marines turned them into a feared fighter!!

Gotta love a plane known as "Whistling Death" by the enemy!!

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Old Apr 03, 2009, 07:25 PM
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If it is any consolation... I have had the PZ corsair for some time and have found it hard to land it smoothly... I busted the landing gear off made custom ones with music wire and spring loops in it... Played with flaperons... and finally I just decided to run the stock prop, stock motor... and accept that every so often I am gunna do a face plant with the landing gear on.

so you are not the only one.
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 08:22 PM
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Watsup kz, and several others above, has the answer; don't kill the power back to idle on your landing approach. What happens is that the prop, turning too slow, is causing so much drag that the rate-of-descent becomes too fast, and the angle of descent becomes too steep, so you hit the wheels on the ground harder than
you should, causing, at best, a bouncy landing, and at worst, damage.
It takes quite a bit of landing practice, to find that "Just Right" power setting, and of course, it varies with conditions, but once you know this secret trick, and practice until it becomes second nature, you will be very glad you took the trouble!
Judy & I owned a Cessna 150 for about 12 years, and I used it to commute
to work & back quite a bit, so I got a lot of chances to practice "Grease-On"
landings, in 1500 hrs of flying that comfortable little machine.
To recap then; try to conciously leave a little throttle up as you approach, and try to gauge your angle of descent, so it is slow, and fairly shallow,
and will touch down right where you want it to. Try to watch your wheels, and the instant they touch, chop the throttle to idle.
Of course it is not easy! Nothing worth doing is.
Best of luck to you.
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 09:14 PM
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thanks a lot but dont shocks absorbe the bad bumpy landing
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 09:35 PM
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thanks a lot but dont shocks absorbe the bad bumpy landing
At this size? Nope. If you're hitting the deck hard enough to bounce with the stock mains, you're probably hitting hard enough to bounce with any ultra-tiny shock absorber that you could feasibly fit on a plane this size.
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 10:13 PM
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but it helps some right
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