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11-27-2007 06:50 AM  10 years agoPost 21
Brovic777

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Oh wait, do we have a plane section here on RR. I must have missed it somewhow. Sorry.

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11-27-2007 08:12 AM  10 years agoPost 22
fiveoboy01

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I flew planks for years before helis.

Learning to hover a heli(simplest maneuver) takes almost as much practice as learning to hover a plank.

I like planks and will always fly them a little but they're nowhere near as challenging as helis.

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11-27-2007 01:25 PM  10 years agoPost 23
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IMO...airplanes look more graceful in the air, although I get bored watching pattern flying it's still nice but 3D is where it's at...much more exciting and allows for more creativity.

This is one of my favorite 3D planker vids and I've never seen a pattern guy land like this either... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtGI...feature=related

I love planes and helis and other RC related things I just don't have the time and/or money for it all.

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11-27-2007 01:49 PM  10 years agoPost 24
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Now, thats a way to land a plane like a heli

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11-29-2007 01:05 AM  10 years agoPost 25
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rcsoar4fun, After reading your post about 3D plank guys, I would have to disagree, maybe the 3D guys you know can't even land to save thier lives, but where I fly you learn to take off and land before 3D. Then you learn how to hover, do rudder touches, harrier landings,and inverted landings, sometimes in the dark with glow sticks taped to the wing. Show me a pattern/sailplane pilot that can do that. I'd like to see the video.

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11-29-2007 01:41 AM  10 years agoPost 26
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tukkus

Great Video, not to mention awesome music.

I agree with one of the above statements. "I think heli flying has made me a better plank flyer". I started flying R/C with helis. Never flew a plank until last year. Got my first nitro plank this year. I love it! Can't wait to get a bigger and badder plank. Let see how tax season pans out, I love to get a PA 33%, that would be the Cats Ass!!!

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11-29-2007 02:36 AM  10 years agoPost 27
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If you want to see some planking check out about any of the vids on this site

http://www.e-flightline.com/movie.htm

Kyle Woyshnis is about the best plank pilot I know of

Couple of my favs (probably cuz of the great music)
http://www.e-flightline.com/movies/...0%202-19-06.wmv
http://www.e-flightline.com/movies/...%2011-18-05.wmv
 

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11-29-2007 03:13 AM  10 years agoPost 28
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F planks.

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11-29-2007 03:24 AM  10 years agoPost 29
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Nice vid link there, Cap'n Chaos!

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11-29-2007 03:48 AM  10 years agoPost 30
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I know I should'nt have

but I just today purchased a 42% Extra 330L with a 3.2metre wingspan.

Going to run a DA150 in it I think.

I started with Helis and still love flying them, but I also enjoy big planes so today I bought myself an early xmas present.

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11-29-2007 03:58 AM  10 years agoPost 31
S76 Mech

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Nice! Got a link to what you bought?

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11-29-2007 05:19 AM  10 years agoPost 32
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A.Gordon
rcsoar4fun, After reading your post about 3D plank guys, I would have to disagree, maybe the 3D guys you know can't even land to save thier lives, but where I fly you learn to take off and land before 3D.
Obviously I wasn't trying to mean all 3D guys, there are some very skilled pilots. Certainly your area might be very different. However, I believe there are a much greater number of 3D hacks. My point is there has been much more emphasis on hoving a plane than ever learning to truly fly it.

As far as sailplane/patter guys go, the good pattern guys can put the plane in the exact same place, same orientation repeatedly, regardless of conditions. Try that with the average 3D hack. Most sailplane guys can take an airplane flying at 30mph and put it in a 1ft round spot within 3 seconds of an alloted time. Try it some time, a great deal of skill is required.

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11-29-2007 06:31 PM  10 years agoPost 33
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Nice! Got a link to what you bought?
http://www.jtecrc.com/40extra330.htm

This is close to what I bought, mine is the last of their last run and was slightly bigger at 42%, I got a good deal on the price being the last in stock, bought it from their Australian distributor.

Still have to work out the cheapest way to get it back to NZ, maybe cheaper to fly to Aussie and bring back as passenger luggage than to actually ship seperately.

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11-29-2007 06:40 PM  10 years agoPost 34
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I don't understand the obsession with music. I will not watch a video if i can't hear the engine.

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11-29-2007 06:44 PM  10 years agoPost 35
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My point is there has been much more emphasis on hoving a plane than ever learning to truly fly it.
Yep, it seems that way, and I truly get tired of seeing vid after vid of someone hovering a plane a few feet off the deck. It's really not so difficult. As far as I'm concerned, hovering planks is overrated.

Now rolling circles, rolling harriers and rolling circle harriers, I enjoy seeing those much more, there is a much larger skill involved with those.

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11-29-2007 06:56 PM  10 years agoPost 36
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I don't understand the obsession with music. I will not watch a video if i can't hear the engine
Well you wouldn't hear an engine in those vids anyways since they're all electric - You're just not a big music fan I guess and so probably never cared for music videos either (not of the MTV generation eh) - Music adds groove man - Emotional enhancement - I happen to have a hard time keeping interest if there's no music to groove to myself but if it's got good music I'll watch it over and over with sustained interest

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11-29-2007 11:23 PM  10 years agoPost 37
BC Don

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On another note, having watched precision pattern guys "play" when they aren't flying their pattern I gotta admit there is a ton of talent there.

So, for a challenge, how many Heli pilots can fly a "pattern"? Sure, there are lots of 3D maneuvers but do everything a plane can and as precise?

I know I can do a lot of the pattern stuff (well basic anyway) and with some practice, my loops and other things aren't too bad but there is no way I can do the same thing with my Heli. Heck just trying to do a basic Cuban-8 with my Heli is pretty unrecognizable. Didn't take nearly as much time to learn it with a plank.

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11-30-2007 12:03 AM  10 years agoPost 38
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11-30-2007 02:53 PM  10 years agoPost 39
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Music adds groove man
Yes it does and i understand the reason for music but i DON'T understand the reason for completely replacing the engine/blade/environmental sounds for music when you can have them both.

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11-30-2007 06:31 PM  10 years agoPost 40
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I like flying both on the same day. I instruct on saturday mornings and I take a raptor 90se a sukhoi 29 30e the new one from seb art and its realy smooth. and at the same time fly buddy box with three new pilots. What makes it different is I fly planks mode one helicopters mode two and I teach the new pilots one in mode one and the others in mode two. when I get home my mind is in a spin but its great

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