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MAN at Work: Long Island Skyhawks Dawn Patrol
Of all the RC events MAN editors travel to, one of the first—inspired by the Old Rhinebeck
Aerodrome—is the successful Dawn Patrol, hosted by the Long Island Skyhawks club. ;is annual
event always draws a nice collection of RC airplanes, and they don’t just sit around looking pretty.
;e guys from the club have turned their Dawn Patrol from a regular multi-wing fun-fly into an
even more fun semi-competition. With low-stress bomb-drop, balloon-bust, and spot-landing
challenges, it is a must-go event for any RC World War I flier.
Jim: Wow! What a great variety of models. Each one looks fantastic, and your flying site looks
like a great place to fly, too. Dawn Patrol is my fave.
Steve: What an awesome collection of W W I aircraft. I can almost smell the nitro and hot castor
oil. Great job, fellas!
Eliel: I didn’t like W W I planes very much...until I started looking at these posts!
U IN OUR MAILBOX
ULTRA HOTS PLANS
I have a set of plans from the AirAgeStore.com
website for the Ultra Hots designed by Dan
Santich. I have an old copy of a photocopy of
the original article, but it is barely readable. Is
there some way that you could send me the
instructions? ;anks for your help.
;e Ultra Hots construction article was
published in the November 1990 issue of MAN.
I will send you a copy of the article. For future
reference, we have construction articles online
at ModelAirplaneNews.com/plans. Good luck
with your project, and please send us a finished
photo of it for Pilot Projects. —Gerry Yarrish
A Little Something to Wow the Crowd
Successfully executing an extreme sideslip to a landing requires you to be comfortable
while using rudder as well as cross-controlling rudder and aileron inputs. Here’s what you
guys said about our tips for mastering the maneuver.
ER: ;is is a great point, especially
something that can be learned
early on when flying floatie
aileron trainers. It teaches new pilots to
do something with their left hand besides
jamming the throttle up and down.
PN: If one can perfect the knife-edge, it would, indeed, make it a
piece of cake.
RS: It is also helpful to remember
that when you cross-control
rudder and aileron inputs, your
aileron stick should move in the direction
that your plane is landing. Apply left
aileron when the plane is landing from
the right (with right rudder) and right
aileron when landing from the left (with
EG: Did it all the time in the real thing—very
useful in a crosswind.