Slope Racing Clinic: Some Basics

Paul covers some basics and some advanced techniques. The story will be of help to racers or racers-to-be as well as slope flyers who want to improve their plane or flying performance.

By Paul Naton (reprinted with permission)

Plane Preparation: My planes usually look ugly on race day but I can assure you they are mechanically perfect, and I know just how they will perform. The night before a race I will go over everything on the plane and look for worn parts or breakage I may have not noticed. All of the linkages are made tight and the battery and servo wires are checked thoroughly. I make sure I take some spare parts along as well as an extra charged battery. I also go over the wings to fill in dings and wet sand and clean everything. This may not help speed much but it helps you with your mental game.
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