Fixed-Wing Flight School

Fly the Cuban-8

Mar 07, 2012 6 Comments

This precision aerobatic maneuver looks like a figure-S lying on its side. It consists of a 3/4 loop with a 1/2, roll as the plane flies inverted downward at a 45·degree angle, followed by another ¾ loop and another 1/2 roll during the second descending angle. It is especially impressive when performed close to the [...]

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Fly a 3-roll, 270-degree rolling circle

Dec 13, 2011 1 Comment

This video will give you the inside information you need to perform the 3-roll, 270-degree rolling circle.  Pilot Jason Benson shares his techniques on performing this very graceful maneuver.  Jason gives detailed information that you can use to perfect your own flying skills and this maneuver. Enjoy!

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Tail-draggers: what you need to know

Oct 31, 2011 4 Comments

From Piper Cubs to P-51s, planes with tailwheels are some of our favorites. But they do have a tendency to be more difficult to control on the runway. In this article from Jerry Smith, you’ll learn how to set up your tail-dragger as well as flying tips for smooth takeoffs and landings. Though many planes [...]

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Aerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport

Jun 10, 2011 8 Comments

In this article from the MAN archives, Dave Garwood share what it takes to get involved in aerotowing, from the planes to the equipment to the techniques.  Aerotowing is growing rapidly, both in interest and sophistication. The grace and majesty of a large-scale sailplane launched by aerotow-plus the unparalleled opportunity for cooperation and interaction between pilots of [...]

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Be Successful on your First RC Flight

Apr 22, 2010 2 Comments

7 Easy Steps to becoming an RC Pilot When it comes time to take your newly built RC trainer to the flying field, a whole new world opens up to you. These first unsure steps from the building boards to the flightline can be both exciting and frightening if you don’t have a plan. So, [...]

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