Originally Posted by Doug Sipprell
Surprised to hear this. I dead stick my Mini Mig for the landings, as the plane glides quite well, and I don't wish to injest any garbage from our grass runway. Have yet to really experience any serious tip stalling, unless I have botched an Immelman, then the bird drops like a rock until you can "collect" it. I find the Mini MiG is one of the easier micros to land, the UM P-51 and the UM Pole Cat being the more difficult. Then again, this is more a measure of my capabilites, possibly, than anything else. Good luck with your UMX MiG, a great flyer.
Honestly, I probably painted a worse picture than the reality. Part of it has to with the fact that this is my first EDF so I'm not used to the control behavior at low airspeed/high AOA compared to a prop-driven plane. It is nice and stable, until you keep feeding in elevator and the airspeed bleeds off and it stalls - the control effectiveness doesn't bleed off the way I expected - once it does stall, in my experience, it snaps hard and takes a good chunk of altitude to recover. Now you've got me wondering if I should check my wing for any warps? I probably have been miscalculating my approach speed......In any case, it defintely lands easier than my Sbach did. That was pretty much a guaranteed groundloop or noseover on anything rougher than a pool table.
, no matter how picture perfect the approach and flare...oh, and thanks for the good luck wishes -I'll need it.