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R/C Plane-Amazing Acrobatics

Wonder how many he crashed learning this?

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That is awsome, just freakin' awsome....................rock on..........



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Flying RC was a hobby of mine in the 1980's, got back into it a couple years ago. I watched Joe Smith fly in person last year, one amazing talent for a 17 year old!

I have a plane from the same company he flys for, 3D Hobby Shop. Mine is a "pattern" plane, meant more for precision "pattern" routines rather than the style he flies, which is called 3D flying. That is the current type of flying that more and more people are getting into. Maybe if I can get good enough with pattern I may try it. Way too complex for my old fingers at this time though.

Just thinking about complex maneuvers that close to the ground with a $2,000 plane is more than my heart can stand. I have about $800 in mine, and like to keep it at least "5 dumb thumbs" high. My next plane is likely to be a 71" wingspan version of what he was flying in that video, electric powered instead of gas. I currently fly a 62" Osiris electric. http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/62-Osiris--Red_p_15388.html

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I've been trying to learn to fly over the last twenty years or so... I have to say.. A real aircraft is a lot easier to fly than an RC aircraft...

What scale do you fly. ?.. I've got a .50 glow engine that I thought I'd use but never have...

I think it's an MVVS.... It's yours if you can use it...

I really enjoyed building the airplanes from scratch...The glue-up of the parts and the covering was a lot of fun..And I was pretty good at that..

Unfortunately I was better at crashing...

Maybe this year I'll build some kind of a giant scale lumbering ox of a slow flying plane..Probably still won't need the .50...

OOH ! I know.. A dirigible camera ship... Yeah, That's the ticket...Spy on the neighbors...

What kind of radio are you using ? I'm still using an XS388 that I literally got twenty years ago...Still works just fine.. Got a new battery just last year...LOL !


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I've been trying to learn to fly over the last twenty years or so... I have to say.. A real aircraft is a lot easier to fly than an RC aircraft...
I flew RC several years before getting my pilot's license and instrument rating. The only thing harder about RC is spatial orientation. In the real thing, up is always up, left is always left. In RC it takes a lot of flying to get where orientation vs control input becomes relatively easy. Going away everything is fine, coming toward you up is still up, but left is now right.

Full size flying is harder overall though, lots of rules and regulations, radio work, navigation, etc. Instrument flying is another whole world! I could fly several hours VFR, and land with a smile on my face. A couple hours on instruments can leave you pretty drained and tired. It is like a hard video game that can kill you, with no pause button!

I started a couple years ago with my old YS 60, a great Nitro engine, but recently have switched entirely to electric power. Same performance, or better, no cleanup at the end of the day, just a lot of battery charging. The LiPoly batteries that have made electric so fantastic cost more up front, but over time are a lot cheaper than the Nitro fuel, which is now $20 plus a gallon!

My 62" Osiris weighs a little over 7 pounds, will go straight up as long as I hold it there! I am flying it with a 17X10 prop, with a motor that is only 2" diameter, and at full throttle is producing nearly 2 HP! With a 6S (22v) 5 amp hour battery I pull about 65 amps full throttle, and fly for about 9 minutes on a charge.

My old radio was on the 72Mhz band, on a frequency that is no longer legal, so I switched to the new 2.4 Ghz Spectrum system. No more frequency worries, when you turn it on it finds two available "channels" and locks them, and you "bind" each reciever you have to the transmitter. The receiver will only respond to that transmitter, and you program the transmitter for each plane you have. Only the plane you pick when you turn the transmitter on will respond, with no interference from other transmitters. Much better and far safer.

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What scale do you fly. ?.. I've got a .50 glow engine that I thought I'd use but never have...

I think it's an MVVS.... It's yours if you can use it...

I really enjoyed building the airplanes from scratch...The glue-up of the parts and the covering was a lot of fun..And I was pretty good at that..

Unfortunately I was better at crashing...

Maybe this year I'll build some kind of a giant scale lumbering ox of a slow flying plane..Probably still won't need the .50...

OOH ! I know.. A dirigible camera ship... Yeah, That's the ticket...Spy on the neighbors...

What kind of radio are you using ? I'm still using an XS388 that I literally got twenty years ago...Still works just fine.. Got a new battery just last year...LOL !


John

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