Hello, I just started flying on infinite flight yesterday. I have no experience flying irl so I am not sure how I would go about dealing with stall and what causes it, I am also not sure on how to go about taking off without stalling as it is an issue that happens quite a lot for me, I don’t know what’s the cruising altitude as well. Any advice for a newbie like me would be helpful. Thanks and have a good 2021
The #ground-school category has all you need to improve your skills. They should be of great use 🙂
Thanks, you too!
Very good tip :)
Landing is the most difficult part, so use solo to practice it (would use “approach” not “short final”)
Welcome to the community!
A stall is caused by the wing exceeding its critical angle of attack - that’s the angle between the relative wind (i.e. where you’re going…usually forward) versus where the wing is pointed. This disrupts the airflow over the wing, and it ceases to produce lift. In practice, you can think of it as the airplane losing forward airspeed, so it “falls” out of the sky like a stone. This usually happens if you point the nose up too steeply on takeoff.
A good way to counter this, is to gently tilt your device to raise the nose slowly on takeoff to about 10-20 degrees - not all of a sudden - and keep it there on the climb-out. Monitor your speed, and if you see your speed falling, gently pitch down just a little (but not so much as to descend). A good takeoff should see your airspeed increase slowly, little by little, on the climb-out.
Also don’t forget to retract the landing gear (if your aircraft has it) after takeoff, once you’ve established a climb.
Welcome to the community once again, do check out the ground school videos, practice flying on Solo mode or the Casual Server, and hope to see you flying like a champ soon!
One of the most important things for me is to always have elbow support (such as resting your hands on your table) so that your landings are not as wobbly.
I suggest you to read the user guide. It is quite useful.
Thanks, I have trouble understanding what some of the terms actually mean
How will I know how many degrees I am tilting to? Is there something to look out for?
Usually between 10 and 20 degrees (the first two wide lines on the PFD [orange/blue display] or HUD)
Heavier aircraft usually require a lower degree to prevent stalling.
You can imagine a car without brake. (In the air)
The green wide lines?
Mhm, that too.
You have your flaps, spoilers, and trim. Use those when landing and taking off. (Speed brakes only for landing). The HUD (heads up display) view is best for those times.
Specifically for takeoff, here’s an excellent tutorial, on that same YouTube playlist I linked you to:
What is the purpose of all 3? What is their main function?
Oh thanks, i was trying to do a flight just now but my autopilot kept making the plane go in circles for some reason and I crashed eventually
What are V speeds and rotation speeds? How do I calculate or find them?
In all seriousness, google is a great place to learn basic functions.
Search, “What are the function of flaps on Airplanes?”
“What are the function of spoilers on airplanes?”
Such searches will bring you to some articles explaining the function of parts of the aircraft, which will help you learn how to use them. You have to know what they are, before you can learn how to use them, right?😁