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Old 10-27-2010, 05:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My DSLR is finicky, but soon I should have a nice camcorder. I'll post, but wont be until the snow flies, most likely.

I LOVE the idea of these "challenges" as they force you to practice the stuff one really should be practicing.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:46 PM   #22 (permalink)
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OK here's an Aussie attempt - myself and mate Gav - Hey guess what ? - I can't hover left side in - this is a really good exercise to identify holes in the armour !

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YybRK4_ee30[/ame]
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Man... Gav really showed how it's done! Great stability on collective and maintaining height! Yep John you need to work on left side. It even bit you on the slow piro.

I must be part Auzzie as I piro against torque too. Haven't nailed slow piro with torque yet.

Anyway good job guys

I am not seeing a lot of others posting vids?
My guess is because not many can do it!

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Old 10-31-2010, 11:52 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Very nice Gav! Mercuriell, you and i, need to work on this a little bit more.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Let's get some more of these up, guys!

Not real exciting but important, nonetheless! I watch the vids then step right out the backdoor and give it a go. Battery packs well spent, for sure.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:18 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Will try this next time out! Going to be fun.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:01 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I like it I might try it... basics are soo hard! crazy but true!

Can it be done on FBL heli or flybared?
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:31 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I did the challenge in 15mph winds today. I'd like to try it on a mild day. Actually, this challenge is one of the things that I drill on the sim in order to have a good foundation.
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:09 PM   #29 (permalink)
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It was too windy and I aimed the camera a bit too low.. but what the heck, here's my attempt:

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Old 10-31-2010, 07:19 PM   #30 (permalink)
 

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I've found the hardest part about wind is keeping the altitude consistent. Breezes shoot a smaller heli up or down with little warning. I'm processing a video now. I'll post up my recording from today when it's done.
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It was too windy and I aimed the camera a bit too low.. but what the heck, here's my attempt:
That was really good. Nice and steady. Here's my submission with my 500. Slight breeze, but not too bad.

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Old 10-31-2010, 07:32 PM   #32 (permalink)
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very nice
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:39 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I like it I might try it... basics are soo hard! crazy but true!

Can it be done on FBL heli or flybared?
Either one, doesn't matter.

Keep the videos comin' guys!!
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:41 PM   #34 (permalink)
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uploading...

Whenever I get new packs I break them in for 5 cycles doing this stuff, I'll get really good at it when I have 4 new ones...
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Very good!
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:31 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Nice Russ, I missed coming up today! I just am to far behind in projects!

I will get a video made this week of the challenge flight!
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I wonder if some people are attempting this challenge with their usual setups on their heli. Setups where there is more than 10 degrees of pitch positive and negative. Tone that down a bit and maintaining a constant altitude is a little easier.
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I wonder if some people are attempting this challenge with their usual setups on their heli. Setups where there is more than 10 degrees of pitch positive and negative. Tone that down a bit and maintaining a constant altitude is a little easier.
Yeah thought of that after my flight, but then again I'd feel like that's cheating. I could also have used a ton of expo, and dual rates, but I don't fly with those settings so changing them for the needs of a "challenge" i think would not be in the spirit of the exercise.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:22 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Thanks Bob! This is a great idea love it. It's great to go back to basics very difficult to do properly! And yes I can hover, sort of haha It's good to also know how to setup a heli for a hovering challenge like this one. Reduce your collective pitch range and run a nice tame headspeed. Even throw some heavier paddles on if your running flybar. My Hirobo paddles have removable weights so you can adjust them.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:33 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Thanks Bob! This is a great idea love it. It's great to go back to basics very difficult to do properly! And yes I can hover, sort of haha It's good to also know how to setup a heli for a hovering challenge like this one. Reduce your collective pitch range and run a nice tame headspeed. Even throw some heavier paddles on if your running flybar. My Hirobo paddles have removable weights so you can adjust them.
Have to point out that Gav's flight was with stock Kasama Faifa - no special setup for the challenge just stuck to idle 1
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