that control horns,
hinges, etc. are
before any flight.
in flight. Throughout a given sequence,
the pilot may see that the engine leans
out on extended vertical uplines. It
is better to find this out a day or so
before the competition than during the
first round of the event! Make all of the
necessary engine adjustments to have
confidence in the aircraft.
It is important to keep the aircraft on
charge and defueled until roughly 30
minutes before you expect to fly. Make
sure that the fuel is stored in a cool
area. Supplying fuel that is the right
temperature is mandatory to prevent
vapor lock, which will cause the engine
to quit during flight.
Competing can take a toll on a
pilot, but you should now know a few
techniques to help you keep your cool
during the heat of competition. These
practices should help newcomers and
experienced RC Aerobatics pilots
ensure that their equipment is ready
Remember to learn from each
experience, ask the advice of fellow
skilled pilots, and enjoy this fine sport!
Until next time, fly hard!
119 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2014