dominicm
Sure it takes skill to fly a turbine RC jet...but it takes even more skill and experience to be able to deal with things when they go wrong. Here Mick Burrell's Hawker Hunter suffers an engine flameout part way through its demonstration flight at the Southern Model Show. Other RC pilots would panic...

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Wildthing
That simple little thing of remembering to drop the landing gear quick .
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whatmovesyou
I bet 10/1 he has an emergency plan for everything already mapped out. For instance, he made his way back and on final he let the gear down and maintained his speed till flare-out.

Actually, every pilot should have emergency plans for each condition. For instance, your fast plane is headed for the audience out of control, do you try to stuff in the ground without even thinking, to prevent harm or do you contemplate it for the first time?

For instance, you loose your aileron control when the plane is going away from you. How do you get it back and land it without damage? What happens if the aileron servo is deflected(now dead), how do you get it back and land? Sooner or later, you will come across this situation if you do enough flying. Most pilots will panic--
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dominicm
Having experience of flying turbine jets myself...having that plan in your head for if it happens is always a good thing. Has saved me a few times.
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whatmovesyou
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Having experience of flying turbine jets myself...having that plan in your head for if it happens is always a good thing. Has saved me a few times.


Use to fly Formula 1's, with speeds from 180-200mph, for 10 laps. Now add there is no throttle(start and shutoff only) and a dead stick landing which give you 1 chance to get it right means you need to fly it right. A crash cost about $900 so you need to have all your ducks in a row when you play this game.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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