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08-17-2006 02:12 AM  14 years ago
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joecass

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flying with only your thumbs
i was just wondering if this is the wrong way to fly?
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08-17-2006 02:20 AM  14 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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http://www.runryder.net/t269822p1op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t
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08-17-2006 02:20 AM  14 years ago
Jon the Rooster

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There is no "Wrong Way" it's what's good for you!!
Try both on the sim and judge for yourself.
I'm All Thumbs!!
and one more thing "DON'T BE AFRAID!"
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08-17-2006 02:20 AM  14 years ago
slider46

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I fly with my thumbs only and have no problems but I'm not into the hard 3D stuff, I just enjoy flying around with no D flying....Tom..... No "D" flying....
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08-17-2006 02:23 AM  14 years ago
rky5

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Just thumbs here .....been doing it to long dont want to change now
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08-17-2006 02:24 AM  14 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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'No D?'

Wouldn't that keep you mostly setting on the ground idling?
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08-17-2006 02:37 AM  14 years ago
slider46

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Yes It sits on the ground and I hop over it a few times... getting inverted is very hard...LOLTom..... No "D" flying....
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08-17-2006 02:41 AM  14 years ago
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1D = idling on the ground
2D = hovering and slow forward flight
3D = inverted hovering and flying w/some tricks thrown in
4D = when your 3D flying transcends space and time, inspiring others to empty their wallets willingly and often so they can try it themselves.
5D = when you do 4D with a turbine
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08-17-2006 02:46 AM  14 years ago
slider46

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I guess I'm at the 2 1/2D stage IF that list is correct. I'm not inverted yet but it's comming real soon..........Tom..... No "D" flying....
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08-17-2006 02:46 AM  14 years ago
caseyjholmes

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I'm at the 3D stage and I use thumbs only.
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08-17-2006 02:49 AM  14 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I fly 3D all day long, every time I fly -- at least it looks that way if you're hanging upside down from your ankles. op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t
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08-17-2006 02:51 AM  14 years ago
swattley

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i fly with thumbs, it is the only way i have ever used a transmitter even starting out with my NITRO deep vee boat 20 yrs ago so i can not change now. does it not make more sense flying a heli to have fingers free to change switch positions in flight. i know i change dual rates back and forth with my flying wing when trying to do a roll. still not to good at that one yet. and i also change dual rates with the t-rex sometimes/
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08-17-2006 02:52 AM  14 years ago
Jon the Rooster

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3D = inverted hovering and flying w/some tricks thrown in
Is flying inverted and then being able to land considered a Trick?
and one more thing "DON'T BE AFRAID!"
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08-17-2006 02:54 AM  14 years ago
slider46

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Landing is the trick you should throw in everytime............Tom..... No "D" flying....
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08-17-2006 02:54 AM  14 years ago
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Only if you flip back over before you land.op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t
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08-17-2006 03:21 AM  14 years ago
Jon the Rooster

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Only if you flip back over before you land.
Yea, that didn't work out so good!

and one more thing "DON'T BE AFRAID!"
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08-17-2006 03:47 AM  14 years ago
Invrted1

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been flying thumbs for 20+ years, tried to change to pinch a couple of months ago, but it took too much thinking to make it happen. I guess I'm stuck this way now....
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08-17-2006 04:50 AM  14 years ago
shuohan

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I fly pinch on the throttle/rudder and thumb on the otherside... I find using my right hand thumb is more accurate, maybe from all that xbox action
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08-17-2006 05:07 AM  14 years ago
Hummingbird3D

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Thumbs here.
I've noticed though that kids who haven't developed a callous will not like this method cause the gimbals hurt them easily.
Fly It Like You're On The Simulator!
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08-17-2006 05:34 AM  14 years ago
chopperman1

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This topic has been beaten to death about 100 times, BUT I will still chime in.

When I first flew planks I used my thumbs. when I switched to helis, I saw so many of these, kinds of threads asking if you flew thumbs or pinchers. I tried out pinchers on the sim and it just hooked. I feel like that with thumbs the stick wants to slip off my finger, but pinchers hold it in place rock solid. Doesnt matter which way you hold the sticks, There are people at my field who are ausome pilots that fly with thumbs.
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