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.
flying a camel
Posted 11 September 2019 - 16:44
Posted 11 September 2019 - 17:00
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.
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
Posted 19 September 2019 - 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
Posted 19 September 2019 - 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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