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Forum: Beginners
07-29-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

I go through the articles from time to time to...

I go through the articles from time to time to see what updates might be needed and I make them.

Anyone have any advice on where updates are called for?
Forum: Beginners
10-23-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

I was recently reminded of the frustration a new...

I was recently reminded of the frustration a new pilot feels when he has put his plane in the woods and can't find it. My friend has been looking for several weeks. I have spend some hours out there...
Forum: Beginners
10-08-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Here is a resource that will help new pilots. ...

Here is a resource that will help new pilots.

Things to check on an RTF
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26372

Many new pilots start on Ready to Fly packages and still have...
Forum: Beginners
12-29-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

OK, enough about clubs. Back to the 6 keys to...

OK, enough about clubs. Back to the 6 keys to success.
Forum: Beginners
12-29-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Cool We have no specific height requirement. But the...

We have no specific height requirement. But the pilot should be able to do a figure 8 while maintaining smooth control as well as altitude. If the plane is all over the place he is not going to pass....
Forum: Beginners
12-28-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Cool Sorry you had some bad feelings about how your...

Sorry you had some bad feelings about how your club conducted itself. As far as I know it has not been a huge problem for us, except for one guy who kept telling us about how great a pilot he was but...
Forum: Beginners
12-28-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Yes, staying up wind is a skill that must be...

Yes, staying up wind is a skill that must be developed.

I am one of the flight examiners at our field. Until you pass your senior pilot test you must have a senior pilot flying with you. This...
Forum: Beginners
12-04-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

How to select your first radio. ...

How to select your first radio.
http://www.Wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68741
Forum: Beginners
06-08-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Here is an index of some key informational posts...

Here is an index of some key informational posts in the thread.

Post 1, the 6 keys to success
Post 24 – Learning to Fly in the wind
Post 25 – what to practice
Post 26 – a good tip
Post 33 –...
Forum: Beginners
01-17-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

SETTING GOALS Before you can select a...

SETTING GOALS



Before you can select a power system you should set a goal for what you want from the power system and the aircraft.


If this is a pylon racer, then you need speed. I don't...
Forum: Beginners
12-31-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

This discussion continues to get a lot of readers...

This discussion continues to get a lot of readers but you can as questions too, so don't be shy. Jus keep them on topic..
Forum: Beginners
11-14-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

ESTIMATING BATTERY RUN TIME Since this...

ESTIMATING BATTERY RUN TIME

Since this comes up so often with new pilots, it is worth posting here.

CALCULATION METHOD

Note that a 1300 mAH pack = 1.3 AH pack

Capacity in AH / amp...
Forum: Beginners
09-01-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Pattern, great post. Thanks for sharing your...

Pattern, great post. Thanks for sharing your trainer designs.
Forum: Beginners
04-15-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Glad you found this helpful.

Glad you found this helpful.
Forum: Beginners
07-08-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

If your quesiton is about the PZ J3 specifically,...

If your quesiton is about the PZ J3 specifically, I would suggest you start a new discussion in the beginners forum since that is unique to one plane and would not be appropriate to this dicussion. ...
Forum: Beginners
05-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

There is a new resource on Wattflyer to help new...

There is a new resource on Wattflyer to help new pilots. It is called Wattwikki. It is a collection of articles put in one place to make it easy to use.

You can find the link on the second blue...
Forum: Beginners
04-19-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

New pilots, are you practicing your glides? ...

New pilots, are you practicing your glides?

No matter what kind of plane you fly, if it has a motor, that motor can fail, or the fuel tank can run dry, or the motor battery can run out, and now...
Forum: Beginners
12-15-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Let's get some new tips from the experienced...

Let's get some new tips from the experienced flyers in this thread. Or share how you mastered the skills discussed here.

If you are getting this notice, that means you posted here at one...
Forum: Beginners
11-27-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

I am a thumb pilot, but I really don't think it...

I am a thumb pilot, but I really don't think it matters. Whatever works for you.

I have never had my thumb slip off the sticks, and that would be my only concern.


Of more interest would be...
Forum: Beginners
07-13-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

KEEPING THE PLANE UP-WIND - TIPS One of the...

KEEPING THE PLANE UP-WIND - TIPS

One of the skills you must develop at a new pilot is how to keep your plane up-wind. Regardless of how windy it is, unless it is dead calm, you will always be...
Forum: Beginners
03-09-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

When you fly teh Sky fly you should move the...

When you fly teh Sky fly you should move the rudder to the right stick if you are flying in North America, or any country where Mode 2 is the standard.

Your primary turning control is ALWAYS on...
Forum: Beginners
02-24-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

For those who may be interested, I have posted...

For those who may be interested, I have posted something .... different. I call it an e-book made up of a series of articles. It can be found here:

Everything you wanted to know about electric...
Forum: Beginners
12-30-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Cool Avirst, This is the wrong place to post...

Avirst,

This is the wrong place to post this. It has nothing to do with the topic of the discussion. Please start a new thread on this.

As this is your first post, you might not understant...
Forum: Beginners
12-20-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

USING BALLAST FOR WINDY DAY FLYING by Ed...

USING BALLAST FOR WINDY DAY FLYING
by Ed Anderson
December 2007

You have been practicing with your plane. You can fly reliably in low to
moderate winds. But those windy days are still giving...
Forum: Beginners
12-10-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Good procedure. Now get further out fly...

Good procedure.

Now get further out fly around for a while. Then set up for landing.

Crank up the wind to 10 mph and put it 45 degrees off to one side of the runway and practice that.
Forum: Beginners
10-23-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

We spend so much time focused on our planes we...

We spend so much time focused on our planes we may be overlooking some
important items that bring comfort and safety to our hobby. Here are a few
of mine. You add your own items to the list.
...
Forum: Beginners
09-08-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Plane Locators During my self training I...

Plane Locators

During my self training I learned how hard it can be to find a plane that
has landed in the woods, tall grass and other places. On my second
flight, I lost my Aerobird when a...
Forum: Beginners
05-03-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Cool The Seventh Key to Success - Getting and Giving...

The Seventh Key to Success - Getting and Giving Help

Regardless of how you learn, if you have become a successful pilot, make a point of seeking out and reaching out to the new guys who are...
Forum: Beginners
01-04-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Cool I feel debate is good and useful. It brings out...

I feel debate is good and useful. It brings out information.

The 15 oz/sq ft is not a hard number, it isn't even a well thought out number. You can have planes with 20 oz/sq ft that will glide...
Forum: Beginners
01-04-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,240
Posted By AEAJR

Cool I fully agree with you on the up elevator point. ...

I fully agree with you on the up elevator point.

As for the glide testing, I often employ this approach BUT not all planes should be handled in this way. Some planes will not glide safely from a...
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