HOW DO YOU LAND AN RC PLANE?

They say, taking off is optional but landings are mandatory. The more landings you do the better you’ll become at it, as practice makes perfect.


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Landing your RC plane is without a doubt the hardest and most nerve-racking part of the entire flight, particularly when you're just learning to fly control airplanes. That said, it can be mastered with patience, and learning to land your RC plane safely is something that we all have to come to grips with. At some point, it just clicks and you can land just about anything. I now find that I enjoy landings and I especially enjoy the compliments I receive from my fellow club mates.

 

VOLANTEXRC Spitfire 761-12

Practice Is Important

If you spend a few weekends practicing your landing technique you’ll be surprised at just how much better you will be at landing. It is often said that if you don’t get the approach right you’re not going to land right. They are right of course.If you’re trying to correct a poorly executed landing it quickly becomes a nightmare. Landings need not be complicated and when broken down into steps become easier with practice. Get a feel for the stall speed of your aircraft by climbing to a safe altitude and then slowing the aircraft until it stalls.

 

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Take note of what happens; does it drop a wing, drop the nose, or does something else happen. When you’re coming in for a landing you’ll want to land as slowly as possible so getting a feel for stall speed is very important.

Simulator

A simulator is an excellent place to practice your landing maneuvers, in it you need to focus on coordination of all four control inputs. Remember that throttle controls ascent and descent whilst the elevator acts as a brake.

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