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Old 03-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Is this true? Flying near gliders within pattern feels uneasy/difficult?

I cant remember whats its like flying power in the air with gliders its been so long, but I wanted to know if anyone else found it leaving you with a feeling of concern of worry while doing it?

This is when at a club when there is a left hand pattern being flown.

I know that the other way round is feels ok for sure. Id say because you have greater visibility with flying a glider meaning time to watch for other planes. Just looking for some people to give me a clue on how folks feel when flying power.
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I meant within pattern
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I am inexperienced with model airplanes, however, with regular airplances, gliders, blimps, etc the least manueverable has the right of way.
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My club there is a mix of giant scale, sailplanes, sport, 3D, pattern and sport we have had no issues with the mix in the air at the same time.

That wasn't a crash, it was just a "hard landing".
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I cant remember whats its like flying power in the air with gliders its been so long, but I wanted to know if anyone else found it leaving you with a feeling of concern of worry while doing it?

This is when at a club when there is a left hand pattern being flown.

I know that the other way round is feels ok for sure. Id say because you have greater visibility with flying a glider meaning time to watch for other planes. Just looking for some people to give me a clue on how folks feel when flying power.
We had several club members that flew gliders along with power models. For the most part, the gliders flew much higher, and out of the way of the powered airplanes. These gliders also don't need much of an area to land, so they'd land on an out of the way area of the flying field.

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