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11-27-2007 03:36 AM  9 years agoPost 21
QueeQueg

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If you don't react too slowly and go neg to start descending you can auto from any height or any speed.

That full size dead zone isn't near as relavent for us.

I've even seen autos from hovering inverted 6 inches off the deck if your quick enough

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11-27-2007 04:19 AM  9 years agoPost 22
RonHill

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QueeQueg

That full size dead zone isn't near as relavent for us.
True...I included it to show the idea. But you are correct that it does not really apply since we run much higher HS and...Well a rough landing will not kill us, only our pocketbooks

GyroFreak
I have visions of the poor heli pilot needing to do an auto, yelling "Where is that dang chart, I need it NOW !!"
LMAO....If you ever do a real auto in a real heli....You will poo yourself a little I think. In practice in the R22 you hit almost 2000 feet/min descent rate at 60 knots. You don't stay airborne long at all.

ZXXflyer
I am now working on inverted autos, but can't decide if I like flipping out with aileron or elevator. With elevator gives me great head speed, but is way harder to coordinate properly than with aileron...
If you look at the Southern Rotary Classic videos I finish the flight with an inverted auto. I find rolling out SO much easier than flipping out. It is much easier to keep HS rolling. I have not done many flipping with my Trex, but I used to do them all the time with my EVO and Vigor.

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11-27-2007 05:21 AM  9 years agoPost 23
ZXXflyer

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I will look up your video right now... thanks for the input!
I think I am just drawn to the elevator flip out because it looks soo cool, like slow motion if done properly.
On the sim, I usually flare out with elevator and end up wayyy to high to come back down with any head speed. When I do coordinate it right I end up too low and bounce into the ground upright.

Believer in Weston motors!

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