1st RC Flight school manuals
Mike Valler. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB of Greater New Bedford, MA
I've been teaching R/C for 20 years in Los Angeles as well as full-scale and am an Aerobatic Instructor. Thank you for the work you've done in your series of books. I've been using them for fixed wing and rotorcraft for years now and love how concise and well written they are.
Armando Lewin Dave has used his talents to create the book on RC flying for all time. His book, "One Week for Solo" is a masterpiece of writing and drafting. It is basically a learning to fly text that even the experienced pilot (who finds his skills at the 99% level) will find the key to details of RC flight they have been looking for. There is simply no other source that I have ever seen to match it. I will guarantee it will not disappoint.
"Ben" Owen, former Executive Director, EAA
There's no other source that comes close to explaining why and how things should be done like your Manual. It's like everyone else has to guard the secrets I need to know. Keep up the great work.
Eddie Petterson. Pittsburgh, PA I certainly have not found any other learn to fly books (or anything else) that incorporates learning to fly into a step by step system. I now feel prepared to enter my flights with a plan.
Ray Courtney. Liberal, KS
I have made "lightyear" progress since reading your books. Its amazing how much MORE PRODUCTIVE my practice time is, for sure.
Jim Shorr 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 your manuals to all that fly R.C..
Grant Sharp. Contest Dir. Pacific Coast Freestyle Championships
As the founder and owner of 1st U.S. R/C Flight School, Dave is the top expert at explaining how to fly model airplanes. David's series of books are a must-have for any serious RC pilot.
Chief Editor. Model Airplane News.
I have your One Week To Solo, Sport Aerobatics, and the airplane/radio setup manuals. They have helped me tremendously. Thanks to your books I get lots of comments at the field about how well I fly given I just started this season.
I think your lessons are on the money. Well thought out and logical. There are items in there I need to work on, and I fly Masters level precision aerobatics!
Bob Kane. NSRCA District 4 Vice President
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. OH
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 and AMA Expert Pattern Champion
I enjoyed reviewing this book for the magazine and learned a number of new things myself.
Bob Hunt. Model Airplane News
We were very impressed with your Flight Training Manual. The quality shows in 112 pages full of text and first class step by step illustrations on a very good grade of paper. Will be looking forward to more from you.
Dick Kidd. RCM
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. AMA Nats Judge
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 - 99% of articles on flight training that I read in trade pubs is utter garbage. I find your program truly worthwhile and would recommend it to aspiring modelers.
Phil Sibille. Nats, Top Gun, Masters Champion
David Scott is an outstanding instructor that has many years of experience and tens of thousands of instruction flights at his school. His books are precise, well illustrated and fun. The main key he teaches is the ability to fly the plane pro-actively and not reacting to the deviation. You will love this book and will learn more from his experience and techniques in a short time versus learning something the wrong way and then practicing it into a bad habit. Learn it right the first time and make good use of burning gas!
Tom Arnold. New Holland, Ohio