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#1 Colin2590001

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 16:26

 All my attempts to fly a camel end in a left hand spin which I can not correct  before ploughing into the ground any advice would be appreciated.


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#2 Gooseh

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 16:44

Turn right? But seriously, google gyroscopic effects, that big fat rotary engine spins in one direction. There's some great how to videos on YouTube by someone here, I can't remember however! Sure another member can point you that way or do a search on here.
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#3 J2_Bidu

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 17:00

Making use of the blip switch may help you in turns to counter that effect when you initiate the turn. But I am no Camel jockey.
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#4 Gooseh

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 17:25

https://m.youtube.co...F&index=13&t=0s
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#5 Gooseh

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 17:31

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=gniHY-IGxJ4
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#6 Joker_BR

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 15:00

I use a simple trick: just drop the nose a little before starting a left turn. Watch your speed during the turn, if you're caught with low speed and nose up attitude during turn, be prepared for a spin. 

Cheers.


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#7 Colin2590001

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 17:53

thanks for all the replys the u tube videos are helpful. Reading the memoirs of a WW1 pilot it seems left hand spins were an ever present risk with a camel thanks to the rotary engine and they lost many a green pilot to it so the game is accurate in this respect. I`ll just have to keep practising


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#8 US103_Baer

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Posted Yesterday, 09:01

Best thing i've seen on this was the lecture by the late Javier Arango. I'll try to find and link. His findings dispel many of the myths.

Quick takeaway:  Rudder first.

 

Javier's part starts at 19:58

 


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#9 Colin2590001

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Posted Yesterday, 14:51

Baer, thanks for the response and the link, very interesting, the more I see and read about this the greater my respect grows for those pilots. R.O.F. is turning for me from an entertaining little game to a real interest in the machines and the men with the courage to fly let alone fight in them.


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#10 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted Yesterday, 16:52

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