28 Oct 09
by: Bob Violett
Dustin, Chris, B.V., and Harley
If our work schedule
allows, we like to break away a few hours early on Wednesdays for some pilot
proficiency training. The Bobcat was our jet of choice on this
occasion marking the beginning of our preferred flying season. The
Bobcat with "Crow" configuration set up in the JR 12X makes a most stable
and easy to control model in the landing pattern. With the "Pilot
Link" advantage, young Chris Keene got some training from the L.S.O.
(Landing Signal Officer) and made his first full stop, on the center line,
|Dustin and I practiced a few formation
routines. The Bobcats are excellent candidates for this.
|A little fine tuning
between flights provides a perfectly trimmed model. Don't forget to
balance the wing panels, more than one ounce variance should be corrected.
Dustin's Red/White has an early P-120 (turned down a
B.V.'s Navy Trainer seems perfect with a JetCat P-80SE
Harley's early Bobcat XL was more than adequate with a
12X Control Set-up
see Bobcat Composite addendums
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