precision aerobatics manual
Eric Henderson. Aerobatics Column, Model Aviation
I purchased your "Sport Aerobatic" and "Intermediate Aerobatic" manuals, and I wanted to let you know they're fantastic! I've flown three times since I received the books and have improved every time. Excellent advice, clear - concise information, great illustrations, all presented in an easy to reference, easy to understand manual. A home run! Thanks for your work preparing these excellent learning tools. I'll spread the word to fellow flyers in my corner of the world.
Steve Chaffee. Trabuco Flyers, CA
Wow! The new book is brilliant! You need to get the word out. There's nothing else like it available in the sport. This book would be a tremendous help to several flyers I know. It's been a great help to me.
Capt. Woodie Woods. Algonquin, IL
Your books are excellent. The illustrations are great and the way you have broken down the lessons logically makes the information easy to apply in the air. Anyone who wants to learn to fly the right way needs to read your books.
Mark Trent. XFC Extreme 3D Aerobatic Champion
Dave Scott takes his full scale knowledge, combines it with his RC skills, and writes a masterpiece. All the books in his series help pilots see the forest through the trees, and add a perspective that will take years to come by on your own. Why re-invent the wheel when you can take from his years of instruction, and build on it from there.
Pros: Excellent Information, very well written. Cons: Shows you how much you don't know.
Pride Grimm. High Point, NC
I just received your Precision Aerobatic training manual and I can't put it down. This is excellent!!! It is just what I need to get me off that plateau I'm stuck on.
Tim Karash. Isanti, MN
The great thing about having your books is I always have a reference to keep me on track. Now that I’ve attended the school, when I read your books all is there but has new meaning. The books are great and I am anxious to share them with some open minded flying friends who currently mostly wander about the sky aimlessly.
Ray H. Erie, PA
The books are brilliant. I wish I had them to start off with as I would have understood with more clarity what I was doing wrong. The books make things very simple to understand and progress at a very steady rate.
Stephen Colclough. Queensland, Australia
I think your Precision book is excellent. It's clear that a tremendous amount of teaching experience and dedication went into it.
Earnest Waud. Lake Forest, IL
The 1st U.S. R/C Flight School manuals are a great way to gain knowledge. Armed with these manuals, your flight experience will be more rewarding.
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WOW!!!! You have absolutely taken RC instruction to the top!!! Your manuals are more professional than the full scale ground school guides I have seen.
Brian Bychowski. DU-BRO Products
The Precision Flight Training Manual is absolutely great, I've learned a lot already just by reading. As with all things that look simple you must have spent a lot of effort in producing these.
Paul Child. Oxford, UK
The Precision and Advanced Aerobatic Manuals are the best things written on the subject that I have ever seen.
The new book is very clear and comes across the same way you teach. I think Intermediate Precision Aerobatics will be a great seller to those who really want to become good flyers.
James Glowania. Elk Grove, IL
I must commend you on your Intermediate Aerobatic publication. The work presents a labor of immense proportions. The maneuver explanations are presented in a very understandable way due to the clarity of presentation and well supported by the drawings. Extremely well done in every aspect!!! In my overall opinion I find that a serious sport pilot would benefit immensely by availing himself of the advanced instruction contained in your volume of work. To me, it represents a fantastically insightful instructive tool that no pilot should be without.
George Kennie. Professional Nats Judge
I find the illustrations in most publications nothing more than pretty pictures with absolutely no stick positioning information - no real help. So I would like to commend you on your approach at publishing your manual. I have not seen anything that is comparable.
Bryan Smith. Houston, TX
I think you have excellent manuals. I found them to be extremely well written and informative. I've learned several new ways to look at aerobatic maneuvers. That's the mark of an excellent manual, in my opinion.
The Intermediate manual is awesome! I can't put it down. The controlling the airplane versus reacting methodology is very clear and super interesting. I'm amazed to find out how much more a person needs to know to fly an airplane well.
Bela Ballo. Gates Mills, OH
I enjoyed reviewing this book for the magazine and learned a number of new things myself.
Bob Hunt. Editor, Model Airplane News
Your system of balance, wing incidence, trimming, engine thrust angles, explanations of slip stream, P-factor, when and why and how much to wind correct, elevator bump to roll, the snap, are all right on the mark. Many of the best pilots I know, don't understand the flight principles that you outline. Your work is becoming the National Standard to resolve airfield arguments. I honestly recommend you manuals to all that fly R.C..
Grant Sharp. XFC CD
I received the Intermediate Flight Manual last Friday, boy is it Great. I stayed up most of the night checking & rechecking the incidence on the plane and making sure I had the right amount of Right thrust & Down thrust according to the very clear instructions in the manual. My plane is now on rails!
James Boyden. Northwood, IA
All I can say is your new book is excellent and I wouldn't change a thing. I tell people that if they read these books they'll win their class!
Eric Henderson. Aerobatics Column, Model Aviation
Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed your intermediate aerobatics manual. I currently fly in the Basic class at IMAC events, and every maneuver we fly is explained in terms even I can understand. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to review your manual and improve. Gosh, I might even move up to Sportsman.
Dan Barrick. Rosholt, WI
I have to say that the amount of technical advice and knowledge in the manual is impressive. It is obvious to me that you are a student of piloting and have mastered many technical aspects. I'm going to recommend your book to my members.
Rich Fletcher. IMAC Coach & Nats Expert Pattern Champion
I observe the absolutely abysmal state of most flight instruction for modelers. Just as in full size flying - proper instruction (making the airplane do what the PILOT wants it to do as opposed to accepting whatever the plane wants to do and sorta guiding it around) is the only way to learn consistency. Your program indicates an understanding of proper instruction - truly worthwhile and would recommend it to aspiring modelers.
Phil Sibille. Nats, Top Gun, & Masters Champion
I am very impressed with the clarity of your work on flight training aerobatics. Your directions on flying a round loop are simple and the most understandable I've encountered. I am now reconstructing my plane to your specifications on wing and stab incidence, and confirm your engine thrust discussion. Your explanation is the clearest I have seen on the outcome of p-factor and the need to correct it with engine thrust. Great Job!
Grant Sharp. IMAC Challenge CD
I have a very positive impression of your methods, through my experience judging some of your students in contests. Your students' performance is well above average for their experience. Much of that is the training he received from you. I've also reviewed the manuals from your school and was just as impressed with the content.
Ron Lockhart. AMA Aerobatics Director & Nats Champion