Traffic Pattern revisited

Several months ago, I published a training article on using the correct terms of a traffic pattern. Since then, we have several new members, and it is time to revisit the issue again. During any flight, it would be best not to take your eyes away from your model plane – for obvious reasons. This […]

Dihedral Wings

Why dihedral wings? This question must have been asked many times, but is not very simple to answer. In short: dihedral means that the wings are angled upwards at its root and provide a stable flight. Providing the plane is properly balanced, the wings will always return to a straight and level flight. Here is […]

Into the Wind

We do have a windsock for a reason. Aircraft, even helicopter, benefit from taking off and landing into the wind. Not just benefit, strong tail winds may even lead to a crash. Why? A wing produces lift when there is enough air flowing over and under it and at a minimum speed. Each aircraft type […]