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Old 2019-04-04
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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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Old 2019-04-05
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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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How NOT to land by a (FPV) flyer more experienced than any of us...

https://www.facebook.com/embryriddle...5651524212515/
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How NOT to land by a (FPV) flyer more experienced than any of us...

https://www.facebook.com/embryriddle...5651524212515/
Very Funny
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Ouch! I wonder how often that happens ... Birds often hit house windows, but the ground? Perhaps he was catching a flying insect too close to the ground ...

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Should have used rudder on approach. Landing gear was lowered too late. Any one have some CA glue handy?
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A lot has been said on this thread about the pilot skills but one important thing has been left out...the airplane,and the pilot's knowledge of this particular model. That scale B-25 has a long narrow wing which, especially when combined with a high wing loading is very prone to stalling. Just before the final stall, the wings wobbled a couple of times announcing that he was very close to the edge of stalling, the speed decreased as he raised the nose and it was all over. The lack of performance indicates the wing loading was high. I fly EDF jets with stubby or delta wings and this rarely if ever happens, even if I come in with a high AOA of 30-45 degrees. Also, I avoid the traditional square "pattern" approach, preferring to slide in on a curve with power and straightening out a short distance before touchdown. I find it make my planes less likely to get into the "danger zone".
As a matter of public interest, the U-2 which has a very long, extended wing is extremely prone to stalling. At 70,000 feet, the difference between the stall speed and maximum speed never to exceed is a mere...7 mph.

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