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08-03-2013 08:11 PM  4 years agoPost 1
loveraptors

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Kyle Dahl won the 2013 ONE contest!

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08-03-2013 09:19 PM  4 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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What does that consist of?

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08-03-2013 09:52 PM  4 years agoPost 3
sonnyhad

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Who else flew in it and what were the standings!

Bald Pilots usually wear hats!

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08-04-2013 05:35 PM  4 years agoPost 4
loveraptors

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The One contest is usually 7 guys who fly for seven thousand dollars in cash with the winner taking it all.

It consist of some set maneuvers from FAI as well as free style flying with a part of the judging based on responses from the large audience seating around the contest which starts at noon on Saturday. Kyle Dahl, Jamie Robertson and Nick Maxwell were some of the guys in the event.

Nick was the defending champion with Kyle the winner from 20ll.
Not sure of the rest of the standings, maybe someone else got the exact order.

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08-05-2013 12:20 AM  4 years agoPost 5
deanguy

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Watch at YouTube

No FAI envolved.. so lets not start that confusion.. I don't know where that even came from. My question is can you crash and keep competing? Or was the crash intentional? It kinda of looked it based on the music.. Kyle's flying is amazing.. it just looked like the whole thing was actually planned..

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08-05-2013 12:52 AM  4 years agoPost 6
wrongler

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Nice job Kyle, Congrats!

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08-05-2013 01:23 AM  4 years agoPost 7
loveraptors

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No FAI envolved.. so lets not start that confusion.. I don't know where that even came from
You going to have to give me a break on this one Richard, I posted who won and I thought they might have included the FAI moves like they did at the beginning of the contest last year, so that is where it came from.

Thanks for posting the video.

By the way are you still in the Dallas area or do you now reside in Florida????

Terry

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08-05-2013 03:52 AM  4 years agoPost 8
whoamis

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There were two precision "known" maneuvers required, done at the outset before the 7min clock started I do believe.

The first (a "top hat" seemed simple, but there really was a lot of difference in how the competitors pulled them off; it was evident. The second was a piro diamond figure 8 w/ reversals.

Kyle had an incredible creative twist: his heli had a long crossbar under it from which streamers were mounted, and he did some beautiful work with the streamers. Then he disconnected the streamers via servo(s) and they fell to the ground. He then did some killer 3D with the crossbar attached.

He did crash, and I'm sure it was not on purpose. It cost him time and perhaps a deduction. Like all the competitors (most of whom crashed, it seemed) he had a backup heli and got more flying in within the time limit.

It was surprising that he won, for sure (I'm sure Kyle was surprised; he looked pretty disappointed after his flight... imagine the hours what went into the mechanics, the music editing, the practice...).

I'm guessing he got enough points off the creativity of his setup and his known maneuvers to make up for the lost time. I can't speculate over whether they took a deduction.

There were a lot of crashes and mech. trouble by most. Jamie Robertson flew without incident. I wouldn't want to judge how his knowns or the rest of the flight compared to Kyle or the others.

Hopefully we'll get to see videos of all the flights.

oops, bounced it!

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08-05-2013 04:24 AM  4 years agoPost 9
icanfly

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freakin neat with the streamers, lol.

Amazing how the heli went in on the tune "who lost control" wham on "control". Pit man shoud've been ready with a fresh heli on demand.

Nice flying Kyle dude, nice.
Hopefully we'll get to see videos of all the flights.

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08-05-2013 04:37 AM  4 years agoPost 10
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They made it awkward with the 7 minute thing. Keep it 5 minutes, and if they need to switch helis after a crash or to push batteries thats ok. And make sure to mention watching kids next year, a kid ran across the huge field during the one contest pitstop. does anyone know the kids first name? We can keep the last name private if wished, the parents scooped him up and ran away LOL.
And how hard is it to assemble a pit crew and extra helis and radios? Most pilots had alot of time fiddling vs just handing a radio over and placing a heli out, you can bind 3 up at the start ready to go cant you, have people holding the head for safety?

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08-05-2013 05:27 AM  4 years agoPost 11
loveraptors

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There were two precision "known" maneuvers required, done at the outset before the 7min clock started I do believe.
Thanks for clearing that up whoamis, that is what I meant by set maneuvers from FAI and it is done before the actually freestyle flying is done. That is exactly what they did last year as well.

I also agree that it would be good if they had a fleet of helis and or radios standing by ready to go if one crash. They could then switch quickly if something happen to one of their helis, but congrats to Kyle for winning. He is as well as all of the guys are really good pilots.

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08-05-2013 05:34 AM  4 years agoPost 12
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Amazing how the heli went in on the tune "who lost control" wham on "control".
Totally agree. Hes so good it seemed semi-choreographed.

B.E. Ute of a flight.!

ps. I was at a funfly recently around the Fargo ND area(great flyers and better guys on a side note) and I was the only mikado flyer; Representing!

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08-05-2013 06:45 AM  4 years agoPost 13
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If they did any sort of precision mans.. the definitely left it out of the video and that was my point about no FAI..
By the way are you still in the Dallas area or do you now reside in Florida????
I don't know who Richard is, but if you are referring to me, yes I moved to Florida last year.

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08-05-2013 07:10 AM  4 years agoPost 14
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All pilots did a set of known moves before their 7 minute flight began.

The contest was cool, but seemed to have a weird flow with the 7 minute flight times, multiple helis and all the time it took to switch helis. Some pilots were quick with the swap, but others seemed to fumble quite a bit. It made the competition seem a bit awkward to watch with all of the pausing, swapping, turning on and off helis/radios in the middle of a routine.

Personally, I think it would be better if all pilots had one 5 min flight with a single heli. If you crash, thats the end of your turn. No set moves, no swapping helis, and you could run a nitro or electric. Just the best flight you can lay down with your bag of tricks would make the winner. The judges are well known and know how complex the moves are in these routines. Repeating the same tricks before their flight would give a baseline to judge with but I would leave that stuff for xfc. I would rather see one killer flight for a suitcase full of cash.

This is my first time watching "the one" competition so I apologize if there is a reason for the swapping helis, known maneuvers, etc. I understand why they had to swap helis since known maneauvers would drain part of your battery and big electrics flying hard 3d are not going to last 7 mins, but that is what made it flow a bit strange. I like the known moves they do in xfc, but for this contest, I would just like to see the pilots do their best possible flight from start to finish. It just seemed to have a strange flow through the competition with all of the pausing, stopping and swapping. It was still pretty cool to watch though, the flying was amazing.

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08-05-2013 07:50 AM  4 years agoPost 15
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Just curious - was Bobby Watts at IRCHA this year ?

Haven't seen any pics or infos about him lately.

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08-05-2013 09:18 AM  4 years agoPost 16
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Yep, Bobby was there, flyin' hard and entertaining as usual...and he won the night competition!

(-: Dave

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08-05-2013 09:43 AM  4 years agoPost 17
dahld

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FWIW, the crash on the lyric "control" was not intended Just worked out that way.

Five of the seven pilots crashed during the event, and kept flying their back-up machines until their time ran out. Thus any deductions for the crashes was made somewhat of a moot point (most got the deduction, so...).

The set maneuvers (not shown in the videos), played a significant part of the scoring. They were difficult to do, a little long and drawn-out, and easy for the judges to determine any mistakes. They also used a decibel meter to measure crowd hype and response.

So in the end, it was a mix of precision flying, choreography flying to music, and an entertainment factor for the crowd.

Definitely a unique type of competition...but it also serves as a charity event for the children of fallen military personnel.

(-: Dave

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08-05-2013 11:48 AM  4 years agoPost 18
loveraptors

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I don't know who Richard is, but if you are referring to me, yes I moved to Florida last year.
Hello David
I remember who you are, I am just getting old and it was late when I wrote that. You showcase the really nice guitar at the event last year. If you are in Florida sorry to see you going to miss another great SRC this year.

But yes, they did do the FAI moves at the start of the contest just like last year.

Congrats again to Kyle for winning and thanks for adding some inside information to what happen Dave

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08-05-2013 02:42 PM  4 years agoPost 19
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Quote, "...they did do the FAI moves at the start of the contest..."

To be clear, the required "set maneuvers" of the One Competition are nothing like any maneuver from the FAI's F3C schedule of maneuvers. They are flown with necessary precision (the whole point of the exercise), but they include 3D type maneuvers, like piro flips, inverted hovering etc.

Also, the maneuver descriptions are not announced to the pilots until a day or so before the competition, and they are different each year (keep getting harder and harder).

(-: Dave

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08-05-2013 03:26 PM  4 years agoPost 20
loveraptors

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Hey guys, I did not mean to cause any confusion about FAI moves. I was simply trying to explain that they had two required (known) maneuvers that each pilot did before they started their freestyle routine. I referred to them as FAI type moves because that is what i remember someone calling them last year. They were not on the video shown. Sorry if this caused any confusion. This is the second time in three years Kyle has won, so again congrats to him.
Personally I would like to see the Godfather Curtis enter this competition but I believe (not sure of all the requirements) they pull from the best places of previous 3D.freestyle events such as the XFC and others held earlier in the year. So this might not be his cup of tea. But again congratulations to all the great pilots that flew in the event and to Kyle the winner, they all deserve a round of applause.

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