QUOTE(ChillSpiller @ Jun 20 2011, 10:04 PM)
Great to hear that you had your fun! Why is it that you had problems to hold the plane straight? Did you focus on the instruments too much? Because that was my problem in the beginning. I always tried to get each instrument needle on the spot and forgot to look outside. If thats the case just focus one spot and you'll feel what to do. Take a spot on your windscreen as reference and some spot on the horizon and line them up. All you'll have to stay focused on is your altitude.
Hmm, I for my part don't care for military people. No disrespect but neither do I love em nor hate them. The pilots we have that come from the military actually still have to be trimmed into the right direction when it comes to cleaning up behind them. They simply aren't used to clean their helicopters since they always had personell do it for them. And they tend to have a cocky attitude when it comes to talking to mechanics. After a while they get the turn though and most of em turn out to be quite nice and handsome ;). After all its a hand in hand job. They earn our money and we keep em flying. Seriousness and professionalism is a quality anyone in aviation business should bring along.
Man, no Country, no Nation, no Empire has gone very far without military. Think about it, and once you have thought enough about it, you will agree the military is not to be neglected.
Thanks for the piece of advice. I will try to bear that in mind for future tryouts. In fact, the plane had a tendency to go right, so maybe it was turbulences, wind or, if I dare say, something was wrong with the calibration of the stick.
There is something though that I thought about before which this first tryout has more or less confirmed. I was able to turn without using the rudder. Maybe I should ask this in the ask-a-pilot section, but I don't really see the need of the rudder on a plane since we can make a turn without it...Maybe some people will laugh reading this but.... that is what I feel, sorry....
I hope to make the second tryout next week or the week after. So stay tuned for more....
Mike Kilo 747 to land