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11-27-2007 01:43 AM  9 years agoPost 1
uk2bx

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11-27-2007 01:59 AM  9 years agoPost 2
crashagain

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I still fly planks...
In fact, since I started flying heli's I think my plank flying has gotten better...
But that was some really impressive stuff there..

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11-27-2007 02:08 AM  9 years agoPost 3
TexasTyphoon

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Flying a helo will improve many peoples plane skills, most airplane pilots only use the rudder for control on the ground. A helo makes you use the rudder. Then you figure out HAY, I can use this while flying a plane!

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11-27-2007 02:10 AM  9 years agoPost 4
baddynergy

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Nice flying Edge. That guy is definetly a smooth pilot.

I still enjoy flying planks. As a matter of fact, I just maidened my Aero-works Edge this weekend. What a beauty to fly. And yes my plane skills have greatly improved since flying helis.

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11-27-2007 02:28 AM  9 years agoPost 5
spog

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Nice plane, nice flying.

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11-27-2007 02:34 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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Heli flying has madee me a much better planker, no question..

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11-27-2007 04:00 AM  9 years agoPost 7
rcsoar4fun

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I am a planker pilot, and a halfway decent one. But I don't get the whole 3D thing. If you want to hover get a heli. A good portion of the 3D plank guys can hover but cannot land to save their lives. In general the pattern/sailplane guys are way better pilots.

I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.

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11-27-2007 04:06 AM  9 years agoPost 8
BC Don

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Guy is more skilled than I am but I kept waiting for some rolling circles and he never did them. He did a rolling harrier which is yet something else I can't do but to take that and do a rolling circle is pretty amazing when you see one done.

I'm fortunate to be with a club that has some darn good pilots and as such I've seen all of these moves (and many more) before. The other club I'm in has some pretty amazing heli pilots as well although I've yet to see anyone do a "widowmaker" (tail down funnel with the Heli passing behind the pilot while the pilot looks straight ahead).

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11-27-2007 04:33 AM  9 years agoPost 9
spog

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"widowmaker"
LMAO
That's f'n insane, gotta try it now.

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11-27-2007 04:39 AM  9 years agoPost 10
ZXXflyer

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stone mountain, georgia, US

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I've had that video saved in my favorites for several months..
He is definately SMOOTH, but I like Bill Hemple's flying WAY BETTER!
Look him and his bipes up, you won't be dissappointed.

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11-27-2007 04:40 AM  9 years agoPost 11
rcsoar4fun

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I kept waiting for some rolling circles and he never did them.
I got where I could do those with my pattern plane, it was the hardest thing to visualize, but wasn't too bad after getting used to the stick movements. Now if I could just do flipping piros!

I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.

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11-27-2007 04:46 AM  9 years agoPost 12
captb

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Not to mention Hemple's one wing landing, that was cool!

If it's gonna happen it'll happen up there!

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11-27-2007 04:56 AM  9 years agoPost 13
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaXMrFh3n7M

and a copy-cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RMqDP_HJyk

I like planes, gives me a chance to relax between heli flights.

it's *some* plankers who hate heli's

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11-27-2007 05:14 AM  9 years agoPost 14
ZXXflyer

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stone mountain, georgia, US

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My relaxation between heli flights:

The blue Telemaster is handbuilt and covered by me when I was 18.

It may look like a plank, but it floats like a glider!

Believer in Weston motors!

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11-27-2007 06:06 AM  9 years agoPost 15
QuantumPSI

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I like planes, gives me a chance to relax between heli flights.
Amen to that! After flying a flew flights with the helis, especially trying to learn something new, my nerves are really taxed. Picking up my foamy for some careless, precisionless, stick banging is always relaxing. You can actually sit back and think about what you're going to do. Hell, you could point the nose straight up at just above hovering throttle and just sit back and watch it climb slowly like a latter and if it's built straight, you won't have to touch the controls at all.

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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11-27-2007 06:13 AM  9 years agoPost 16
ZXXflyer

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My green and blue glider is rudder, elevator, and throttle only, but I can fly it inverted all day, and it will do lazy rolls too.
In a 5mph head wind, I can bring it down vertically with NO forward speed.

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11-27-2007 06:25 AM  9 years agoPost 17
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Big Coppitt Key, FL

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That Bill Hempel clip is about the most entertaining plank vid I've ever seen.

With just a bit more surface area or throw on that remaining aileron he'd've had that puppy on its maingear for the roll-out, and taxi'd back to the line.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

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11-27-2007 06:33 AM  9 years agoPost 18
rcsoar4fun

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Boise, Idaho

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My green and blue glider is rudder, elevator, and throttle only, but I can fly it inverted all day, and it will do lazy rolls too.
I have DLG that has proven more fun than almost anything RC. Hard to explain, but thermaling out from a hand toss is the best thing ever.

I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.

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11-27-2007 06:39 AM  9 years agoPost 19
Brovic777

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Sorry dude, but watching planes fly is sooooooooo boring!!!!!!

Try Flying Giants, or RC Groups. Thats where all the plane lover boys go!!!!

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11-27-2007 06:43 AM  9 years agoPost 20
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Thats where all the plane lover boys go!
Nope -- you have the abbreviated viewpoint of the imaginatively-impaired.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

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