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Feb 15, 2011, 01:14 PM
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The Downwind Turn


The idea of turning from upwind to downwind is something that often confuses model and full scale pilots alike. It has also been know to confuse the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority).

In this excellent article by a well renowned South African instructor, all is explained.

http://www.avcom.co.za/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=61963 but you are required to register to view.

http://www.gbfs.co.za/images/Dragons.pdf
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Feb 20, 2011, 02:59 AM
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A very informative read!!
Feb 22, 2011, 04:06 PM
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Here's another good source of info: http://wright.nasa.gov/airplane/move.html
Mar 28, 2011, 03:23 AM
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The author has tried to get this removed from RC Groups. I'm refusing, claiming 'fair use of copyright' as my defence. The whole article is available free via the link above anyway, so I don't see what the problem is.

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