Spartan99 Posted August 19, 2005 Report Share Posted August 19, 2005 OK well i thought i would share my first flight with you all since it was a nerve wracking experience. Flew a R-22 with my instructor for the first time and of course two mins in got the old "you have the cyclic"...First impressions are: im not sure about other AC but the 22 seems verrrrrry sensitve...got buffeted from the wind quite a bit and was considerably nervous. Found it hard to get the right sensitivity on the cyclic but then again it was my first time. Did a little route for about 30 mins doing gentle turns, sorta got the hang of keeping the nose down and making the slight adjustments near the end, but still had to hand off the controls once or twice because i was over correcting and found by the time i was two or three adjustments behind it was pretty hard to keep level and i lost control quickly. So back to the airport we head and proceed to practice hovering for about 30 mins, tricky stuff, i sort of got the hang of it at the end but again was afraid of wrecking the AC when my hover started to get out of control at the beginning, but got the old "never quit on me speech" as he had his hand on the collective he was compensating for my bad rocking so i wouldnt take off the tail...Anyways all in all pretty stressful and i just hope it gets easier the next time and i can overall gain a better feel. Hopefully its true that if you can fly a 22 you can fly anything because that little bugger is sensitve and wind prone sucker...Just curious if you all had these first flight jitters and if they go away and you gain confidence?...Anyhow just thought i would share my first impressions behind the controls. Keep in mind i dont even start ground school or real flight training for another month. Thanks again for all your help and input guys, this forum is amazing... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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