XFC 2013 Heli Known Maneuvers
Big Ben Reversal:
The pilot will start with a tail in hover on the centerline. When the pilot starts the tic toc, the tail will be in the 6 o’clock position and the blades will be facing the judges and pilot. The pilot will then perform a counter-clockwise tic-toc hitting all 12 points. They will end back at the 6 o’clock position in a tail in hover and will hold that hover for two seconds. After two seconds passes, the pilot will then do a 180-degree pirouette. The helicopter will now be in a nose in hover, and the skids will now be facing the pilot. The pilot now repeats all 12 points of the tic-toc (clockwise) ending back at 6 o’clock in a nose in hover for 2 seconds. The pilot will be judged on altitude control and also hitting all 12 points of the clock with precision.
Vertical Rolling Figure 8 with Roll Reversal:
The pilot will start from fast forward flight coming from the left or right. On the centerline the pilot will start rolling and enter into the 1st half of the rolling 8. When the pilot completes the first half of the maneuver and the model reaches the centerline at the top of the vertical 8, the roll direction reverses and the pilot will complete the second half of the rolling eight while rolling the opposite direction. The pilot will be judged on the consistent speed of the maneuver, positioning and making it a recognizable vertical 8.
Pirouetting Flipping Reversal Loops:
The pilot will start this maneuver flying from either the left or right.
From fast forward flight when the model hits the centerline, the pilot will start the first pirouetting flipping loop while pirouetting. When the pilot completes the first loop and the model hits the centerline, the pirouette direction will switch to the opposite from the first loop. The pilot will then start the second pirouetting flipping loop while pirouetting.
The pilot will be judged on making the loops round and keeping consistent speed through both of the loops and also positioning.