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Sportsman Aerobatics Helicopter CompetitionMay 15, 2015 Fri-Sat-Sun

Brooklyn NY USA - Precision Sportsman Aerobatics

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03-26-2015 01:25 PM  3 years agoPost 41
Garryowen

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I plan on being there with my raptor 50. I have attempted to set the heli up based on a few threads I found over in the FAI section. Now I need to burn some fuel practicing. It's not as easy as it looks on paper. Looking forward to a great event. Thanks for putting it together.

Jeff

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03-26-2015 07:14 PM  3 years agoPost 42
fastrc1

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Great. Encourage some folks to try it out as well. They won't be disappointed

RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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03-31-2015 03:46 AM  3 years agoPost 43
Garryowen

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Burning lots of fuel trying to learn how to hover in one spot and fly in a straight line. Had 35mph winds today so I hope I do much better when it's time to travel. I have not had a day yet that is less than 20mph to practice with so I'm crossing my fingers there is no wind in Brooklyn come May. Everyone in the videos make it look so easy.

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03-31-2015 10:22 AM  3 years agoPost 44
fastrc1

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Just keep at it. You'll get there.

Eaton

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04-01-2015 03:43 PM  3 years agoPost 45
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Seaview Rotary Wings Aerobatics Contest
Seaview Rotary Wings RC Helicopter Club of Brooklyn NY; AMA Charter 3884 will be hosting it's First Annual Sportsman Class Precision Aerobatics Competition on Friday May 15 through Sunday May 17 2015 at our club field in Coney Island NY. This is an AMA Sanctioned Event; number 15-317. AMA Rulebook #431 will be in effect. There has not been a Helicopter Precision Aerobatics event in the North Eastern USA in close to if not more than 20 years. This competition is specifically aimed @ reintroducing this type of flying style to that geographic area. AMA is required to compete and as usual spectators are free. $25 dollar entry fee for the entire event.
For more info please PM me or just ask here.

Eaton Bryce
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04-02-2015 01:17 AM  3 years agoPost 46
B.T.D.T.

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It's going to be interesting.

RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.,
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04-03-2015 01:11 AM  3 years agoPost 47
Ace Dude

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Bump for a great event that's only six weeks away! Time to get out there and start practicing....

  

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04-17-2015 02:59 AM  3 years agoPost 48
Ace Dude

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Less than one month to go. Bump!

  

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04-17-2015 05:05 AM  3 years agoPost 49
geomecc

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i need to get on the field and burn some fuel practicing

R I P Roman Jr. Team SKOOKUM SRW EFC

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04-18-2015 10:16 PM  3 years agoPost 50
Garryowen

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Good day at the field with the raptor. I picked up a new 'holy' tail fin to take the place of the stock plastic fin. That combined with putting the stock black paddles back on it really settled it down in a hover with the 15-20mph winds. It's still a little 'pitchy' so I'm thinking about putting the stock dampers back in also.

Still having trouble getting it to roll axially but I think I'm getting closer. Hope to see a bunch of you in a few weeks.

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04-18-2015 10:57 PM  3 years agoPost 51
fastrc1

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Try rolling in the opposite direction. Keep @ it. It's gonna be a lot of fun.

RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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04-18-2015 11:27 PM  3 years agoPost 52
Garryowen

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Left and right pretty much ends with the same result - nose up on exit. Nose down at entry results in a cork screw effect and if the nose is level is seems to want to come to a stop at the end. I've tired the various mixes without much success. I can thumb the sticks to make it work but it's not too pretty. Getting with you guys next month should really help me figure it out. FWIW - CG is on right at the mast.

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04-20-2015 02:00 AM  3 years agoPost 53
geomecc

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i had the same issue with my bergen. check your tail setup mechanicaly and electronicaly

R I P Roman Jr. Team SKOOKUM SRW EFC

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04-20-2015 03:52 AM  3 years agoPost 54
fastrc1

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How is the trim on your machine? Is the CG in the proper location?

Eaton

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04-20-2015 03:47 PM  3 years agoPost 55
Garryowen

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I have only ever checked CG by putting the blades parallel and holding it by the flybar. By all accounts, it was centered right at the main shaft. After doing a little reading I figured I would grab the grips and turn it up on its side. Turns out it is pretty tail heavy after all.

I've added some weight to the front and have it balanced now (checked left and right sides). Just for fun I hung it by the flybar and it's still perfectly level. So much for doing it by the book

Check me on the tail set up. I have it set mechanically at a hover so that the nose does not drift with the HH gyro off (normal mode). The gain in HH mode is set just below the 'tail wag' in fast forward flight. It holds very well in a hover. Is there anything specific I should look at?

Regardless, all of my practicing has really helped the rest of my flying. I took a break from the sportsman schedule to do some big air 3d and the level of precision I've learned really shows. Everything was crisp and smooth.

Thanks again for putting this event together. If anything it has really forced me to get into the setup and lock in a new style of flying.

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04-27-2015 01:26 AM  3 years agoPost 56
Garryowen

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Rolls are much cleaner now that the CG is where it needs to be. Loops are looking good now too. Even slow piros are much more smooth. Who would have thought??

Now I am waiting on a new clutch liner to arrive. Apparently they need replaced after ten years of on-again off-again flying

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04-27-2015 02:24 AM  3 years agoPost 57
fastrc1

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Great. I'm glad to hear it. Yes your 3D will improve as well. Try and shoot for your machine not bouncing up n down n dancing on the pad. Clean vertical takeoffs n landings will help immensely. You're in the path to greatness. Share what you've learned and introduce the discipline to a few others. Many in my club are finding out it's not as simple as it looks. Keep up the good work.

RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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http://flysrw.com

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05-05-2015 04:15 AM  3 years agoPost 58
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10 Days to go ...

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05-06-2015 12:43 AM  3 years agoPost 59
LukeF

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Try it ! You just might like it!

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05-10-2015 04:12 AM  3 years agoPost 60
Garryowen

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New clutch liner is in but didn't fix what I thought it would. Turns out I had a bad bearing in the clutch bell. That is fixed and now I've discovered that the pinion bearing and the one above it in the Raptor are bad too.

I guess these are considered expendable parts but I don't have any on hand. Found some online and should be here Wednesday. The timing sucks though - haven't flown in two weeks trying to sort all this out and we go to Brooklyn Thursday night. Might end up showing up Friday now instead.

Hope to see a bunch of you guys there!!

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