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Craig Spence06/08/2008 18:42:00
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Could someone explain to me what dead stick means.

Thanks.

Ultymate06/08/2008 18:46:00
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Craig this term is mostly relevant to internal combustion powered planes when the engine/motor quits during flight and the subsequent landing is referred to as a deadstick landing. Hope this helps.
Craig Spence06/08/2008 18:49:00
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Thanks much appreciated. 
Dusty06/08/2008 19:13:00
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I had it in a EDF plane the other day, the motor burnt out and managed to gide in.. lucky escape, unlucky when you low and far out and your flying a brick!
Ultymate06/08/2008 19:28:00
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Dustin I did say "mainly applies" to IC powered aircraft
Simon Chaddock06/08/2008 21:47:00
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Without engine power there is a strict limit to the amount you can use the stick to control the plane, (particularly up!) hence the term "dead stick".

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