Flying with Flaps
Whenever experimenting with a new function, always climb to a safe altitude where time is available to abort, and in this case, return the flaps to 0 degrees of deflection. Flaps provide more lift at slower speeds, and once retracted, the aircraft may sink. If using flaps in a conventional sense, apply half and full flaps while the aircraft is traveling at a slow speed. Notice how the aircraft’s behavior changes and how much throttle is required to maintain a safe airspeed above stall. With time and practice, partial flaps can be used during takeoff and while turning from base to final. Full flaps should only be used once, on final approach, or if you’re experienced enough to use various throttle settings with full flaps deployed.
Shown here, the crow mix is active and the Ultra Stick is being flown, with throttle, to the runway for a short-field landing.