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  1. #1
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    Mar 2005
    Dartmouth, Devon, United Kingdom.

    Default A Really Difficult Manoeuvre...

    Now the winter is nearly here and the clubhouse is a bit quiet, I thought I would practice a difficult manoeuvre at Emma Field. There is only Fritz watching so here goes :-)
    A tranquil enough scene, with a five knot breeze from the South…Ideal really.
    I’ve got taxy clearance so away we go.
    I’ll go slowly and give him a chance to get clear…hope he is going somewhere else :-roll
    Clear to go…No flap for this take-off as I’ll need the negative lift.
    At 80 knots Pull, Gear and Roll…all at the same time :-roll
    Climbing nicely…I’ll ask for a Full Stop Landing.
    O.K. I’m cleared for a Right Pattern.
    Inverted climbing turn onto the downwind leg…It’s very easy to turn the wrong way :-hmmm
    Great…There’s my clearance to land.
    Time to extend the wheels.
    On the inverted final turn…Can’t use flap at this stage because I need the negative lift. The smoke from the clubhouse is a useful guide to getting lined up. I’m a bit low here so increasing the power a bit.
    …and select full flap, all at the same time :-eek
    Cleared the trees but…
    …I’m off line…careful with the windsock :-roll
    I’ll be lucky to touch on the runway :-(
    A bit untidy…I’ll have to practice :-)

    Well, I hope you enjoyed my Inverted Circuit. It is extremely difficult to fly and I’m certainly not happy with it yet. However, you know what they say…”Practice makes perfect”…All I can say is…I’m glad this is only a simulator”.


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    Hastings, MN, 55033

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    You continue to amaze me, and I'll stay upright, secure in the knowledge that if I tried that - there wouldn't be any aircraft left!!!


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    Wonderful shots as usual Peter, with a touch of insanity!

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    It may have been hard for you to do, but it was sure fun to watch! I swear I held my breath through the whole post, only realising at the end I'd been doing so!

    Can't wait to see the successful version!

    Chuck :)

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    >I’m glad this is only a simulator

    So am I Peter! You'd scare me out of my skin otherwise :-eek

    Superb shots as always, I too hold my breath up to the last one :-lol

    All the Best
    Katy Pluta

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    extremely nice, peter! i especiall like the last 6!

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    Very cool. I dunno how you do that.

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    >they say…”Practice makes perfect”…All I
    >can say is…I’m glad this
    >is only a simulator”.

    All I can say is... I'm glad this wasn't my plane! ;-)


    P.S.: Nice!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Dartmouth, Devon, United Kingdom.

    Default RE: A Really Difficult Manoeuvre...

    Glad you enjoy them Katy...I've had a lot of fun this afternoon, setting up this post. It is very difficult and I had sort of hoped to do it in one (I dreamed up the idea a few days ago). Anyway, it was not to be...I found the positioning on the final turn to be much harder than I expected. I worked away at it and by take four, I was fairly exhausted. Some of the shots (the ones with ATC in them) had to be real time. The landing sequence of shots were from Instant Playback of take can't use pause because the flaps continue down after the P key so each shot of the roll out sequence is from a new run of the Instant Replay repeating sequence.

    Well I suppose it is a bit mad...but I enjoy it :-lol


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    [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Nov-27-02 AT 02:56PM (EST)[/font][p]Crazy..(shakes head) ;-) How did you manage to miss the windsock?

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