Upon failure, children as well as adults, tend to repeat their last action with more force. Most of the time, more thrust in not the solution. The best way to success goes through the Corrective Cycle: Observe; Identify; Correct; Try again.
In most cases you will not achieve a straight and level flight in your first attempts. One or more of the phenomena described here will occur.
Observe carefully to identify which phenomena occurred, and change accordingly the setting(s) of the control surfaces to the correct value and try again.
Here are some tips for this cycle:
- Changes you make in the control surfaces must be gentle.
- Avoid making two or more changes at once; always change one parameter at a time, try again while observing the outcome.
More things to consider:
- Excessive airplane adjustments or holding the airplane by the wing can distort the wing surfaces. If this is the case - fold a new plane.
- You may be applying too much force when launching - gently push the plane forward and release into the wind.
- If you are not launching into the wind, your airplane will destabilized quickly and crash.