Just a short video to share some difficult situation we are facing when flying mission in Highland area.

In this kinds of situation, you really need to use throttle to control the altitude and elevator to control air speed. The touch down point must be accurate to avoid overshoot which may cause damage to the air frame.

cockpit view of the landing, Gopro Hero 3 black in front of the nose

Hope you enjoy the video

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Comment by Gary McCray on October 27, 2013 at 10:24am

Really nice landing and really glad I don't have your landing conditions, it would be a very expensive process.

Comment by LanMark on October 27, 2013 at 1:06pm
Seems like the parachute landing system would be ideal for areas like this.
Comment by BluSky1 on October 27, 2013 at 2:45pm

great landing, seems like you came in way too hot though maybe that planes glide ratio isn't good ?

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on October 28, 2013 at 7:06am

Nice piloting in a tough situation.  It's things like this that encourage me to keep working on helicopters. ;)

Comment by keeyen pang on October 28, 2013 at 6:21pm

I have not try parachute landing because of limited open space available in most of our mission area. The plane may end up hanging on top of a tree. 

Skywalker has a very good glide ratio. The approaching speed is actually quite slow but since the landing area is so limited, we have to get the plane down as soon as possible, so the final touch down looks a little rough.  

Comment by Philip on November 4, 2013 at 2:16pm
Really cool landing, where is this?

Comment by keeyen pang on December 16, 2013 at 7:09am
Cameron Highland. Malaysia


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