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Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 26, 2020 @ 01:53 PM | 6,478 Views
On the downwind leg, my instructor shut down the port engine, and wouldn't let me relight........like flying a drunken whale with a hard starboard list.......

A300 Airbus, 07L Hong Kong Port engine out (2 min 23 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 20, 2020 @ 07:55 AM | 10,920 Views
finally finished her....spent yesterday and this morning finishing all the banjo work (push rods, control horns, sequencing, rates, expo, throttle cut, etc)

However, it's a brisk 23 degrees this morning....maybe this weekend for the maiden.

Specs:
GForce 3542-1200 kV motor (2 down 2 right)
Xoar 9x4.3 prop
65Amp ESC with 5 Amp BEC
Power Up 17g metal gear servos
Lemon 6 channel receiver with satellite
2600 mah 50 C 4 cell
64 oz all up
R/E/A/F/T
100-80-60 rates all with 35% expo

Wish me luck..video if successful
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 08, 2020 @ 08:15 AM | 4,140 Views
One last time......

I got to fly for close to 2 hours with my best friend, swapping off take-offs and landings out of JFK and Hong Kong.....Our instructor is a fabulous person, but he has a mischievous side....on the downwind leg of my approach to 07L at Hong Kong, he cut the port engine on me...a bit of right rudder and and a little left aileron fixed that, but she (an A300 Airbus) was wallowing around the sky like a drunken whale.....exciting wasn't the word for it....

But I still painted the landing.........while both my friend and instructor were laughing their butts off....As a note we never flew with autopilot or auto land......the realism is amazing...sadly our instructor is moving on to fly commercial.....best of luck to him