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Please Stay Out Of The Clouds
By Bob Violett (11/09/07)

 

Avoid flying a jet model if the ceiling is less than 800 ft above the ground and if the visibility is restricted to less than 1 mile.

Should you lose sight of the model in a cloud, the following procedure is appropriate:

    Shut down the engine immediately.
    Apply full down elevator, full rudder and opposite aileron to induce an inverted spin.  This will stop the model from flying away from the point of entry and reduce its rate of descent.
    After the model is visible, release the control input to recover from the spin and proceed with an "engine out" landing.

It would be prudent to practice the inverted spin and recovery on a clear day.

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