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Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:07 pm by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Marty on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:39 am

I have a question concerning the fixed wing Cert A.
When carring out the Rectangular cicuit cross wind leg does the model have to fly 90 degrees to the wind or 90 dgrees over the ground compansating for the wind? (in yachting terms leeway allowance)?
The rule is as follows:(d) Fly a rectangular circuit and approach with
appropriate use of the throttle and perform a landing

on the designated landing area.

Whats the criteria?
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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:19 am

It is normally rectangular in relation to the landing approach, which is normally in line with the landing strip direction.

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Post by Marty on Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:50 am

Thanks Andy, so what you're saying is, if there is a wind blowing the model has to be crabbed across the wind ( on the cross wind leg) to compensate for the model being pushed down wind?
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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:15 pm

That's right. However, where possible, you would choose to orientate your landing strip so the take off and landing direction, is directly into wind. The strip at the club field is long and thin, so unless you can take off and land in about 20 yards, you are restricted to two directions (east and west, roughly).

The prevailing winds are usually westerly, which suits our strip great, but occasionally you get a crosswind to deal with.

A bit of practice, and you will wonder what all the fuss is Smile

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Post by Marty on Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:19 pm

Me and Tim were up the field last week and the wind was dead across the strip! With the easy glider being a bit if a floater landing was .......... interesting lol
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