Nov 21, 2001, 6:53 AM
Post #1 of 6
I have a connection problem during RW. I don't back slide, I actually crash-thru even on a simple 2-way. As I get close to linking up I end up losing alt. and crashing through my target. Any ideas as what I am doing incorrectly and how I can correct it?
Like he said ....but you can also think of doing it in little spurts stop coast start during the coast you can judge your foreward/and or downward movement and adjust accordingly. Always remember one of the cardinal rules of RW is slow is fast (if it takes you longer to get there it's still better then crashing the formation)
One thing I was told once when overshooting a threeway was that they said I had a real good approach but that about 2ft from docking I stoped flying and because of that I started to float a little and then got sucked into the burble. The advice given was to slow down when docking but dont stop flying. Fly right into the formation and dock. As soon as your all together your fall rate will be right with theres. Anyway thats what I was told!
really good point... Never stop flying. It gets even more true when you start doing larger formation where you end up sitting in place for a while....
As a drill, try to do a no-contact RW jump with an experience jumper (so that there is a stable reference point). No contact jump really force you to practice proximity and flying 100% of the time (they are also very challenging, so dont get discourages if they you have a bit of a hard time at 1st)