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Old 11-30-2015, 11:46 AM   #21
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Re: Landing a giant scale warbird?

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Although my warbirds are not giant scale {120 glow, 65 inches, 11 to 13 lbs] I have recently had some experience test flying a friends giant scale
Corsair. The first flight had a complete engine failure on climb out , I was able to do a 180 & land downwind, no damage, I kept the speed up.
However, on a subsequent flight , I bounced it, stalled it & did gear damage.
I know what I did wrong, I allowed the mains to touch while still having flying speed. On a tail dragger, there is more weight of the model BEHIND the gear than in front, if not quick on the elevator giving a bit of "down" at this time, the difference in weight causes the tail to drop thus increasing the wings angle of attack & the plane then balloons back in the air & and stalls,
I own & fly a full scale taildagger, [C170B] it has happened to me Full Scale !
My method, model or full scale, when landing a taildragger is to either stall in on in a 3 point landing, or do a wheel landing with a bit extra speed than the 3 point method. Some models appear to 3 point better than wheel land & vise versa.
The Corsair with its forward extending gear appears to place the mains farther forward when extended than other warbirds, this places more weight behind the gear when landing & may make this particular model easier to 3 point, than to wheel it on, just my opinion.
I will know next test flight !!
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:27 PM   #22
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Re: Landing a giant scale warbird?

Interesting observation about the Corsair. I've found my H9 Corsair 50 to be prone to un-sticking after touchdown. I had believed the culprit to be the wire landing gear, but now I wonder.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:09 PM   #23
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all great info
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