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01-04-2014 04:59 PM  4 years agoPost 41
gcm2

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I guess I now have to revise my goals. Just woke up this morning to my main hot water heater leaking,
Sorry man! Last weekend I had a big day of flying planned since it "warmed up" a bit. Well Friday night my wife informs me the overhead heater in the bathroom quit working (she left it on too long and the overheat fuse broke). Of course, she cannot live without it, so crisis! So I got to spend half the day going and finding a replacement and installing.

I just hate it when "life" gets in the way of helis!

TREX 700e, Goblins 500 & 570, DT520e, Gaui X3, Synergy E5

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01-04-2014 05:04 PM  4 years agoPost 42
Ace Dude

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My dishwasher stopped working on Christmas Eve. Nice unplanned Christmas present. Guess what I'm going shopping for today?

  

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01-04-2014 05:38 PM  4 years agoPost 43
wrongler

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My dishwasher stopped working on Christmas Eve. Nice unplanned Christmas present. Guess what I'm going shopping for today?
A new wife?

Bill Whittaker

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01-05-2014 03:26 AM  4 years agoPost 44
rcflyerheli

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I don't care who you are, that was funny!

Logo 700, Specter 700, Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
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01-05-2014 03:34 AM  4 years agoPost 45
Ace Dude

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A new wife?
Nah, I have a keeper. New dishwasher.

  

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01-05-2014 10:08 AM  4 years agoPost 46
Retired2011

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How about an additional wife...for just washing dishes of course.

Chet

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01-05-2014 12:48 PM  4 years agoPost 47
wrongler

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I have a keeper also, I would go for the new dishwasher!

Bill Whittaker

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01-05-2014 01:18 PM  4 years agoPost 48
crickr1

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North Brunswick NJ

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My wife doesn't do dishes, but she never complains about my helis either, Just tells me to "GO FLY SOMETHING!" LOL!!

Goals, Improve flying skills, more inverted flight/maneuvers,
To get at least 200 flights on my new Protos 800! as well as hundreds of flights on the rest of fleet too! Hmm, maybe hit 1000 flights? could be nice!

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01-05-2014 01:32 PM  4 years agoPost 49
Kinger

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Aerobatic autos where multiple moves are performed on the way down.

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01-05-2014 01:36 PM  4 years agoPost 50
wrongler

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Aerobatic autos where multiple moves are performed on the way down
What is the secret to keeping the head speed up while you are do aerobatic autos?

Bill Whittaker

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01-05-2014 02:43 PM  4 years agoPost 51
jschenck

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What is the secret to keeping the head speed up while you are do aerobatic autos?
careful collective timing... and pause when your rotors are flat into the wind to build headspeed back. but if you really time your collective correctly as your flip you'll loose very little headpseed on the transition.

My 2014 goal is to get a better score at the auto competition this year

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01-05-2014 03:01 PM  4 years agoPost 52
RyanW

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That is a great question about autos.

My "mentor", who got me into helicopters was amazing at aerobatic autos. In some regards he was better than Curtis. He and Curtis are the only two people I have seen do a complete piroutetting loop in an auto. Think about that for a second. You are climbing in an auto and keeping the energy going in your blades.

He is the only person I have ever seen do a complete rolling circle auto. Unfortunately he stopped flying in 2001, about 18 months after I started. I could go on for pages about his ability, but to get back to the question. You need finesse and the biggest thing is not to put too much control input into the heli. That is how you end up stopping the blades, over shooting your landing or planting it in the ground.

Two more things- you don't need to come down at warp speed. You will only make yourself and those around you nervous. Secondly- DO NOT tilt the rotor disc too far toward the ground trying to dive. This is the same right side up or inverted. There is a critical angle where the air stops going up through the disc and starts going over it. When that happens your heli will instantaneously point down toward the ground and in my experience you will lose about 30 to 40 ft before you can even react.

-Ryan
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01-05-2014 03:04 PM  4 years agoPost 53
jschenck

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yep, and practice on a day with a little bit of a breeze. not wind, but say 5-8mph breeze helps a lot.

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01-05-2014 03:10 PM  4 years agoPost 54
wrongler

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Are you trying to always keep the heli nose into the wind?

Bill Whittaker

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01-05-2014 03:11 PM  4 years agoPost 55
jschenck

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don't have to, you can do tail first auto's. I try to not get the tail sideways since that burns a lot of energy. nose first is way easier.

sorry, misunderstood I think - yes, shoot your auto's straight into the oncoming wind, especially at the bottom of the auto.

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01-08-2014 03:36 AM  4 years agoPost 56
helidevil

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Hopefully going back to a Compass 7HV V2!

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01-08-2014 03:41 AM  4 years agoPost 57
f14tomcatfreak

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building and flying my new avant aurora fbl..fly every chance i can get...hopefully not much crashing

shut up and fly

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01-08-2014 10:35 AM  4 years agoPost 58
Richardmid1

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Build my Synergy N7
Same! Cannot wait!

On the auto front, try doing near blade stops or really slow decending floating autos to get an idea of how little collective is actually needed to maintain head speed and how long it takes to loose and regain head speed. During a roll or flip/piro flip, if in doubt go to 0 pitch then regain some head speed once you are back upright/inverted with the correct pitch (but not too much, 3 degrees will be enough).

60% of the time, it works every time!

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01-08-2014 10:46 AM  4 years agoPost 59
wrongler

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I have never tried an auto, except on the sim. I'm getting anxious to give it a try. Come onnnnn Spring!

Bill Whittaker

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01-08-2014 01:09 PM  4 years agoPost 60
jschenck

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