|Straight Flight : The model must be
brought exactly parallel to the flight path and flown in an absolutely
straight and level path.
|Straight Flight Out and Inverted
Flight are the most basic of maneuvers -- straight
and level flight parallel to the runway at a constant altitude.
Those words sound simple and you may say "Anyone can do that!"
I beg to differ with you. It never ceases to amaze me how many beginning
pilots CAN'T do this simple thing correctly. Any type of trim
problem the airplane may have is accentuated on this pass, and every
correction is as plain as the nose on your face. So take the time to get
your plane trimmed so that it will fly the entire length of the field
hands-off without ANY change in altitude or heading. Then
you can get down to the maneuver elements.|
- Change in Altitude
- Change in heading.
Must fly parallel to the runway.
- Does not hold constant altitude.
- Gallops in pitch, yaw, or roll.
Same story -- trim that airplane!!