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Old 10-12-2016, 07:06 PM   #21
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Do NOT try to get into the cockpit. The transposition will simply not work. You will crash.

Treat it like an object in the sky that reacts to your stick inputs that is subject to inertial and aerodynamic rules that become more prevalent as you slow down. (You understand.)

RC flight sim. A good one. There are 2 that I know of. Buy it now. Use it often. Build MUSCLE MEMORY in your fingers.

Fly lots. Then succeed.

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Old 10-12-2016, 11:28 PM   #22
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Re: Student training difficulties

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I'm surprised that no one has suggested an E glider to get more flying experience. Helps teach the orientation part of things & can get itself out of trouble when needed by letting go of the sticks for a moment while it corrects your mistaken input. They (in general) are a far more relaxed way to learn R/C.
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:21 AM   #23
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Re: Student training difficulties's easy! Get into the cockpit/don't get into the cockpit. Apprentice is great/try another model and on and on. Really just keep at it often with an instructor to help you progress through the steps. You are almost there.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:01 PM   #24
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Re: Student training difficulties

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HI Gerald;

I have flown RC for over 40 years plus but made my career flying full size as you did. Converting your flying knowledge into RC is not quite as simple as you think.

First you have to let go of a lot of the full size concepts. We cant safely approach at 1.3Vs and the controls reverse when flying toward yourself for example. All stuff you can understand but translating it into reactions is not easily learned. I am sure you have had some good instructors but for me the issue is always practice and more practice. There are times when I cannot fly much and during those times I stay up to speed on realflight. You did not mention if you have or use one but my suggestion would be to practice on a good flight simulator often. They are quite good and you can fly even if the weather outside is terrible. The other benefit is that you can fly a host of different airplanes in one evening.

This is a fun hobby and I am sure with time and some more practice it will all gel for you. Keep at it!
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Re: Student training difficulties

I'm in the same boat, several different instructors and still trying to get my wings after 2+ years of dual. Take offs were okay and great in the air but depth perception made landings something to be forgotten.

Finally stayed out a year and then purchased the Apprentice, left the supplied receiver in. Went out to a buddy's full size airfield with another RC pilot and had three very successful take offs and landings. Haven't had a chance to repeat, something called winter!

Maybe put the receiver that came with the apprentice back in and try again, just use the third setting for the wings test. But build up to that using the beginner and intermediate settings, they might be fooling you but give a lot of self confidence.
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I was out of flying for about 20 yrs. to run my business. When I got back into it , I found I was landing at the far side of the field, through depth perception. I made myself land about 20 ft closer than I thought I needed to. After doing this for a while I no longer had any problems landing in the middle of the runway.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:56 PM   #27
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Re: Student training difficulties

I am also retired airline captain, airliners for a living and light aircraft for fun. At 74 I learned to fly proficiently (maybe) only 3 years ago; that is models whether I was proficient at work or at play well???. What helped me was to picture myself in the cockpit. Next fly a larger model aircraft ( bought 2 Muliplex Mentors and no asx or any aids).
Find an instructor that will let you make mistakes and do not let him chew your ear off and always take control ( this applies for instructing full size too as I have). You know what mistakes you are making. Go out and practice and practice and at times alone. Also one of the best learning tool is to fly indoors. We fly in a school gymnasium in the winter. I build my own indoor flyers, many good plans on the net.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:58 PM   #28
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I agree. Flying a real aircraft and flying RC is totally different. Simulator and practice.
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