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Old 07-12-2018, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default Rotary wing collective training scars with AV-8B throttle.

Has anyone experienced , muscle memory training scar, when VTOL landing AV-8B. my muscle memory, with helicopters, is that as soon as touchdown, collective FWD. Which in AV-8B, causes throttle up, and an otherwise good landing is spoiled or worse. I find that I really have to concentrate on throttle when vertically landing AV-8B, and fight the instinct. Only happens when landing Harrier vertically. In military, we called this a training scar. Practiced action from one task, interfering with practiced action of another unrelated task, when both use same limbs. If I am not paying attention, my subconscious, thinks, vertically landing Harrier is a helicopter, while my conscious mind knows its a fixed wing.
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