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Old 08-28-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Guys and Girls,

Here's Finless' third Flight Challenge!

The goals for this flight challenge are identical to the first one, only this time do it all INVERTED! Remember, this is all in the spirit of having fun. There will be no prizes, no voting or judging, but in the end we'll all be winners for having participated and improved in our flying. It's these basic flying skills that will make us safer pilots, as well as open doors to advanced 3D maneuvers.

This challenge is definitely geared toward the CP heli, and will likely require a 3D setup. Like before, it doesn't matter if the heli is large or small, electric or nitro, flybar or flybarless. We just want to see you doing it.

Please don't get too carried away with your videos; try to limit your flight/footage to what is spelled out in the challenge. Always keep safety in mind.

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1) Nose in hover controlled in one spot for 20 seconds solid!
2) Show a SOLID hover tail left, tail right, tail in, nose in. EACH has to be 15 seconds solid.... As little drifting as best you can and each transition to each orientation cannot have cuts in the video... RAW showing the transitions.
3) BONUS POINTS! Hover upright and piro in either direction you want and show you can hold that piro hover in one spot!
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Make that inverted!!

Here's my submission to kick things off. There's definitely room for improvement as you'll see if you watch the video. C'mon now, I know there are pilots out there who can do this challenge better than I did............let's see those videos!!!




Here are links to the first two challenges:

Flight Challenge #1

Flight Challenge #2

The fourth challenge will come soon!!
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
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Cool. I'll have to see if I can hold anything more than nose-in inverted long enough to submit. But I'll definitely be doing it at more altitude than you did.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:06 PM   #3
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Nice job BobO - I don't think I could do that at all... gonna give it a try though!
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for taking the lead Bob O and "hosting" the next challenge

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Old 08-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #5
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Nice flying Bob O !

Sure you arnt using an invert switch?

I missed the first 2 chalenges but I want to give this one a try later in the week for sure.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:09 PM   #6
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Now that I think about it, make sure everyone stays within their comfort zone on this. I was on the verge of mine for all but nose-in. There are definitely guys that can do this lower, but that doesn't mean others can't do it a bit higher. Do it at the altitude you feel comfortable with. Remember, safety first.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:51 PM   #7
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I'm out.
Just beginning with inverted and it's possible to do 20 sec. nose-in inverted.
(Two mistakes high.)
I love to do the full negative inverted climb outs.

But that's it for now with the skids pointing up.

Good luck all.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:50 PM   #8
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Not too shabby Bob

I got a broken muffler on the 700 and a broken frame on the MCP X.

I'll get something fixed and get ya a video....Maybe....$$$$$$$
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:29 PM   #9
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Excellent video Bob. Great control. These types of exercises certainly bring up the orientations that needs the most work. For you that would be tail in. Thanks for starting the new challenge thread! I'll post up a vid soon
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:36 PM   #10
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SNIP These types of exercises certainly bring up the orientations that needs the most work. For you that would be tail in. Thanks for starting the new challenge thread! I'll post up a vid soon
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Are you saying my side-in was okay? I actually felt less comfortable side-in, although my tail-in does need work.
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Are you saying my side-in was okay? I actually felt less comfortable side-in, although my tail-in does need work.
Actually watching the video your side in's were bad a$$. You may have felt uncomfortable but it didn't show. Side in's (imho) are the hardest inverted orientations to get used to. The most nerve wracking anyways.
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Please don't get too carried away with your videos; try to limit your flight/footage to what is spelled out in the challenge. Always keep safety in mind.
Bob,
Can you delete my post?I should of read this good before posting .I'll get some posted soon..
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:09 PM   #14
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Challenge #3. If I did it wrong, please point and I will correct. Thanks,


Hmm, I thought, I pointed it to camera, but looks like angle was not that right.
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Wow that was really good kv. great job
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Heli_KV Great job man! Super smooth and controlled

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Old 08-31-2011, 07:30 PM   #17
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Yes KV, that inverted was pretty darn solid!!!
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Thanks! Looks like my modded HBK got 'sticky collective' bug. Or maybe my thumbs got it.
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love this vid,,never get to see a pro do basics!!!!!
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love this vid,,never get to see a pro do basics!!!!!
Well I do not know what you call a pro? But I agree. I have local guys that can piro flip and do all kinds of stuff but.... "I can tell".... they are sketchy on some orientations! When I ask them to do challenge 1 or 2, they wont do it. I have yet to get some of my locals, that many would consider a "pro", to actually do the challenge! Go figure?

Point is, be careful what you consider a pro... A monkey can learn the piro flip given enough time. The real question is, "do they have the basics down"? Simulators allow learned moves to happen FAR before the basics are learned.


The point of the noob challenges I started is to:
  1. Get the new guy focused on the right things and not becoming a "overnight pro" by learning the hard stuff first!
  2. Show the "stick banger" he's got some learning to do
  3. Really the most important. Getting the basic down to start and not having to go back to learn them. That can be harder to do later honestly.
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