Topic: F3A practice

Season starts: Pattern practice

Ex-Chairman and organizing virtuoso Audun Thinn hosts a weekend of pattern practice every year where anyone can join in and get tips from professional pilots. This year we had decent weather and a great turnout. For the last two years we have been fortunate to have Norwegian Champion Ola Fremming and experienced pilots like Lars Semb teach us some tricks and evaluate our flying. As it turns out, setting up the model is a key element that is not fully appreciated. The most common problem we see at these events is having far too much throw on the controls, elevator in particular. Smooth flying requires a very mild setup. For the seasoned pilots, it’s the details that get commented by the pros: Seal the hinge gaps, make all controls completely slop free, incorrect prop, too lean etc. All advice from the pros are greatly appreciated.
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F3A training at Vingtor

Sadly I didn’t have time to see Audun fly his Suxess but I had a great time practicing with the help of some of the professionals. A social event designed to give newcomers a chance to get advice and practice, apparently enjoyed by all.

Ola Fremmings Electric competition model, ZN line Integral.

Pattern weekend at kråkstad

Pattern weekend at kråkstad, originally uploaded by aerowold.