Post by dirtydog1006 on Feb 8, 2011 21:15:45 GMT -5
I feel like I have breached (broched?) some sort of barrier with FS. Partly it's axillary stuff: using AF CAD to open fields like MYX6 (a great place to T&G) and modest (really very modest) success with repainting my fav model. (Tom is right, logically the paint does not matter. But somehow yellow planes fly just a little bit better, don't you think?)
But mostly it is some quantum leap in flying. I still have a lot to learn, but I am making ok-to-good landings consistently even without ILS or VASI, my hands are off the controls a lot of the time, I can use my ears instead of the tach to set power, and I know what this plane will do under different combos of trim, power, and flap settings. (I really was systematic about that stuff with this model: like I imagine test-pilot (yawn) work to be. But it sure pays off! )
I start to think that good pilots and good horse-back riders have a lot in common. I will spare you the details of this metaphor, but the bottom line is SIT QUIETLY! Watchfully, but quietly unless something needs changing. Oversimplified, I know, but I am an oversimplified kind of guy.
Anyway, no other group is going to understand what I am on about here. Also, thanks for all the great advice! I am having a blast!
Post by dirtydog1006 on Feb 9, 2011 20:26:20 GMT -5
For clarity, perhaps I should say that, while my real-world stick time is miniscule, I do have a fair bit of Quarter Horse time (no pun intended), and some time with a few other breeds. If I can work out my metaphor more clearly, I will share it. (With any luck, it cannot be done.)
To answer your question, when it;s time to sim I find myself running for the Auster J5V and some quiet little airport(s). Right now it is by far my fav. I expect anyone who likes low and slow will appreciate it. But I am still learning, and maybe old hands think it sucks. But I dount that.....