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01-18-2009 12:14 AM  9 years agoPost 1
QuantumPSI

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How do you go about in learning how to do this maneuver? I've been working on pirouetting hovering for a bit and trying to move forward to doing pirouetting circuits. I really want to learn to do them under complete control, slow or fast circuits, slow or fast pirouettes and be able to vary these two speeds at will. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
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01-18-2009 12:20 AM  9 years agoPost 2
ckoelliker

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I learned by breaking up the circle into four quadrants. Then transitioning from backwards to tail down, to forwards, to nose down. After a while your brain will just start to click w/ it. I can only do it w/ left rudder. I can kind of "gut" through it w/ right rudder, but for me that is hard.

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01-18-2009 12:21 AM  9 years agoPost 3
QuantumPSI

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Ah why didn't I think of that? I actually used to do that a while ago when I was starting aerobatics and was getting ahead of myself (really hadn't mastered the basics). Gonna try that, thanks!

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01-18-2009 12:29 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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Sh!t loads of sim practice until you can fly the heli anywhere you like while pirouetting. ie, it becomes 2nd nature no matter whether you are doing 8s, loops, snakes or whatever. I would also say that it is easier to nail this the younger you are; took me bloody ages. It is also worth mentioning that the issue of learning this with reverse piros is equally challenging. Most of us are right or lefthanded and this also applies to using CW or CCW piros. However, I found the learning curve for CCW less steep after getting comfortable with CW piros.

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01-18-2009 12:39 AM  9 years agoPost 5
QuantumPSI

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I would also say that it is easier to nail this the younger you are
LOL, Good thing I'm in my early 20s then! I'll keep practicing it. As of now, I have nearly every non-pirouetting trick down in the book, so this is the next step

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01-18-2009 12:48 AM  9 years agoPost 6
predatorman

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Must try that myself, its quite a challenge...which I like

I used to practice a lot on the sim...I would piro and try to time the cyclic inputs to get to where I wanted to go...it was practice for a tail failure...I figured it would be good to learn because with a tail failure at a distance I could then bring the heli back to me and then auto it in.

Must say its like my poor co ordination doing a kind of rubic cube

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