Pattern Flying

Pattern Flying: An airplane flown in a set schedule of aerobatic maneuvers...ie, routine, that encompass a wide variety of maneuvers that can be flown by a REAL , full size airplane. This can be flown by almost any RC model. However, a specialty pattern plane does have certain characteristics but some are better suited to fly the maneuvers well.

A typical pattern plane would take a rough form like this: Long turtle deck, long tail moment, lots of side surface area designed to fly straight lines cleanly and break into a stall crisply.