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A quick note to let all who replied to this thread your replies has been very helpful to improving and understanding how to safely land an aircraft. I have been working on a balsa plane over winter and I realize how fragile they are. Watching the video and using a flight simulator so hopefully this new plane has more than one flight. This thread has been a great learning tool. I have added a few comments even if I look like a novice but working on improving and landing is key.
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A quick note to let all who replied to this thread your replies has been very helpful to improving and understanding how to safely land an aircraft. I have been working on a balsa plane over winter and I realize how fragile they are. Watching the video and using a flight simulator so hopefully this new plane has more than one flight. This thread has been a great learning tool. I have added a few comments even if I look like a novice but working on improving and landing is key.
Right on!
Never rush a landing, go around if not looking good way out there.
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I agree with Mike that a go around is a good resource. But the best is to master the approach and landing.
Remember that electric airplanes tend to spoil the pilots, since the risk of dead sticks can be drastically reduced.
Gas/Glow can be more temperamental, dead sticks can happen, specially when throttling up on a go around.
In summary, go arounds can fix bad approaches, but one should not be negligent with approaches simply relying on a go around as a last resource.
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Good points Ricardo. It is suggested good to work on improving your flying in a consistent way.

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Another Example

Jump to 1:29
It looked good, aggressive flare and engine failure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YcgSYXXXco
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