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Awesome Aerobatic 3D Flying at the 2010 RC AirShow!

July 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Hi folks! Sorry for not writing for a few days, but i’ve been quite busy – flying and working to feed the addition! 🙂

Just came across an amazing 3D aerobatic flight video and would like to share it here. It’s truly a great flight and all due to the pilot skills. I hope one day i can do half of that…

Hope you enjoy it! I’ll come back soon with more interesting stuff…

Fly safely!

Aerobatic Maneuvers – Part 7 (Split S)

The figure starts with a half roll to inverted followed by the second half of a loop downward.

Split S
Split S

This is another maneuver to reverse direction. This one, like the “Immelman”, does not preserve speed and altitude. In this case it trades altitude for speed.

Aerobatic Maneuvers – Part 6 (Immelman)

We’re back to this series on Aerobatic Maneuvers. If you did not follow previous posts, you can check all of them at the R/C Technique category.

Now we’ll focus on the “Immelman” maneuver. The figure starts with a half loop to inverted flight. A half roll then results in horizontal upright flight.

Immelman
Immelman

This is one of the maneuvers that have been used in WW I to reverse direction. This maneuver does not preserve speed and altitude. It trades speed for altitude.

Aerobatic Maneuvers – Part 5 (Eight Sided Loop)

This is another variation of the basic loop. The two vertical lines, the 45 degree lines and the horizontal line on top all have to be of the same length. The exit line at the bottom has to be at least as long as the other seven sides. The eight loops that connect the eight sides have to have the same radius at each corner.

Eight Sided Loop
Eight Sided Loop

Aerobatic Maneuvers – Part 4 (Square Loop)

Hi again!

We’re back to the aerobatic maneuvers and now we’ll focus on the square loop. This is a variation of the basic loop. The two vertical lines and the horizontal line on top have to be of the same length. The exit line at the bottom has to be at least as long as the other three sides. The quarter loops that connect the four sides have to have the same radius at each corner.

Square Loop
Square Loop

Flying an RC plane in a tunnel? You got to be kidding me…

May 2, 2010 1 comment

These guys must have good friends at the local police… and lot’s of luck also. The challenge was to fly a huge aerobatic radio control plane through a very long tunnel in Stockholm. This tunnel, known as Södra länken is 3.9 km long and it is very narrow as you will see in the video.  This challenge was done at an average speed of 70 km/h.

The plane is 80″ wide and weights 13 lbs. The mighty electric motor provides 35 lbs of thrust and a top speed closer to 120 mph!

Aerobatic Maneuvers – Part 3 (Avalanche)

This is the basic loop with a roll (usually a snap roll) at the top of the loop.

Avalanche
Avalanche

The roll has to be centered at the top of the loop.