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01-26-2013 09:05 AM  4 years agoPost 1
Roger Rocket

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I am flying right now a Protos 500 FB. Will be getting a TT Raptor 50s Nitro soon. Now, in the Protos manual they have a chart for pinion and Battery, and head speed recomendations for Beginner, Sport, Soft 3D, and Hard 3D. Now this my question, since I consider myself a Sport Pilot, what repertoire of maneuvers should I be able to perform to be considered a very good, COMPETENT Sport Pilot ? ( average Pilot ? ) I would list it like the following, but my listing is only for sport, but need help adding to it.

BEGINER : ??

SPORT : Nose In, Back Flip, Forward Flip, Large Loop, Horizontal Pirouette, Vertical Pirouette, Inverted Hover, forward moving roll, hovering roll and ........
* NEED HELP ADDING TO THIS LIST ! (or deleting)

SOFT 3D ??

HARD 3D. ??

Looking for a natural progression of difficulty of maneuvers, to 3D, but personally, I will always be just a sport pilot. I do know of maneuvers like, Immelmann, Stall turn, Slit S, Etc. but don't know were they would be put on the list. I am thinking what might be easy for planks, might be much more difficult for Heli's.

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01-26-2013 11:07 AM  4 years agoPost 2
RPM 1.5

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Hello Roger Rocket

One of the BEST THINGS TO are the SMACKTALK VIDEO'S FOR LEARNING ALL KINDS OF THINGS ABOUT FLYING and other things about Heli's VERY CHEAP and great knowledge From Bert and Bobby
You can go to front of RR web page and go to there WEB SITE and preview there video's and see what you want to get

Ray

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01-26-2013 05:04 PM  4 years agoPost 3
Roger Rocket

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Thanks RPM 1.5
I think I did a poor job of explaining what I was looking for. When I was flying planks a lot, before Heli's, I and other friends would practice flights for the AMA pattern events, and entered a few contests. They broke it down into Novice class, Sportmans class, Advanced, and Expert. So, I was looking for something like that to practice on, Flying a routine of known maneuvers. It kind of gave myself a yard stick of my proficiency in aerobatic flying. I see some very, very good pilots flying Heli,s and doing amazing stunts, but I asked a couple times if they could do the exact same flight again in the same order of stunts, and they can't. They tell me they just fly random maneuvers on each flight. Also, I see many Heli Fun Fly's being held, but never any contest's being held like for planks. The reason for my long post here is that I am starting to get a little bored with Heli's and wanting to get back to planks more and more. I guess because I liked trying to be very good at one class of flying while working to enter another class of aerobatics. With the Heli's, it always seems to be random flying with no goals set against a standard. Hope I'm making a little sense here, if not, sorry.

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01-26-2013 06:41 PM  4 years agoPost 4
Richardmid1

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Here you go, start at the top and work your way down, should keep you busy for a while:

http://www.3dformat.co.uk/set-manoeuvres/

60% of the time, it works every time!

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01-26-2013 09:12 PM  4 years agoPost 5
Roger Rocket

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Hey thanks, Richardmid1
I'll start with the grass roots set first, but that's what I was looking for. I see your from the UK, but nothing here that I know of that you can practice these maneuvers, then test them out against others and be judged on your performance. Do they have such meets in the UK ? I'm talking about with different 'class' levels.

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01-26-2013 10:18 PM  4 years agoPost 6
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There are a handful of comps in the uk all of which have intermediate and advanced or 'pro' classes. There are now specific 'grass roots' comps for beginners getting into 3d.

If you're not already in a heli club then that's a great way to fly with others at your level and try push each other to try new manoeuvers.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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01-26-2013 10:53 PM  4 years agoPost 7
R.J.

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You may be interested in the IRCHA Pilot Proficiency Program. It will keep you busy for awhile. It used to be that if you could complete all the levels, you were professional. Now it would probably only be considered intermediate 3D these days.

http://ircha.org/index.php?pr=PPP_Levels

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01-27-2013 12:44 AM  4 years agoPost 8
Roger Rocket

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Thanks R.J. and Richardmid1, there are no ' Heli ' clubs, just clubs with combined interests. Lots of planks, but I mostly fly heli's alone.

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01-30-2013 01:29 PM  4 years agoPost 9
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Have you visited or belong to SCCMAS? http://www.sccmas.org. Right up the road from you off the old Monterey Hwy. There are some guys there who should be able to help you.

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