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Old Jul 12, 2012, 03:08 AM
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it's so amazing, too perfect!
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 03:14 AM
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Moved over to RF6 also, using the following Tominator's 50cc SLick_AV:

http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/down...=file&id=16742

Had to change the battery pack type to get the correct power. Flying pretty good now but still seems tame on Pop Tops.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Has RealFlight dropped its price since 6 came out ?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Moved over to RF6 also, using the following Tominator's 50cc SLick_AV:

http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/down...=file&id=16742

Had to change the battery pack type to get the correct power. Flying pretty good now but still seems tame on Pop Tops.
I changed that setup from 10S to 12S and now it feels more like my 59". On 10S it seemed a little sluggish.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Rolling harrier tip?

Can anyone give tip(s) for learning rolling harrier? I see the stick movements but I'm wondering if there are tips to help learn. (E.g. To knife edge I read, with canopy facing left stick towards the rudder. Belly facing, stick to the nose. Or in hover, nose toward the landing gear.)
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 01:01 AM
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Everyone does it differently. But I tend to time everything off the KE position. That is I sort of pay most attention to the KE position coming up. As the plane begins to up roach KE I am thinking of pulsing the throttle and hitting the rudder to control the plane's direction. No elevator in KE means straight rolling harrier. Add elevator to push the plane right or left

That is what I M "thinking ". About The upright and inverted happen of course but I just don't really think about that. I am paying attention to timing everything off KE position
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 02:04 AM
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There is some really good info on Rolling Harriers by the KM have a look here >>Click<<
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 03:09 AM
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I used the canopy as my point of orientation. I still do at times on a new plane or a fast rolling plane. I added the appropriate elevator stick movement when the canopy was facing the ground. That gave me my starting pinpoint for the stir.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:47 AM
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For me the best thing that helped me learn rolling harriers was using the sim on low rates and a larger model. Try the Extra 330L DC if you use RF6.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 03:14 PM
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For me the best thing that helped me learn rolling harriers was using the sim on low rates and a larger model. Try the Extra 330L DC if you use RF6.
I planned to try that, just didn't know which plane was best to practice with. But my stupid pc freezes a lot. Processor just can't keep up anymore.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Can anyone give tip(s) for learning rolling harrier? I see the stick movements but I'm wondering if there are tips to help learn. (E.g. To knife edge I read, with canopy facing left stick towards the rudder. Belly facing, stick to the nose. Or in hover, nose toward the landing gear.)
1) SLOW rolls....
2) 4-point rolls....

LOTS of them....then just slow down your airspeed to harrier and you'll already be 90% of the way there...!!

Also, you get to choose which way you want to learn to roll (first)....most of us learn one direction first, get pretty good at it...then start picking up the other rolling direction.....Keep in mind, if you want to learn to torque-roll, that rotation goes LEFT.....

I did not think of this....and at some point, I could do basic RIGHT rollers....but could not torque-roll when hovering......because that rolls LEFT.....once I started picking up TR's....then left rollers started to come around....OK...that's it, the secret's out....that's about as much as I can roll now......not like those cool kids..yet.... but I'm working on it...
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Like Bivens said Slow Rolls and 4 point rolls are great maneuvers to practice to learn rollers. Pick a direction that you are comfortable with rolling and stick with it for a bit. Rolling harriers take a lot of practice and patience. I would recommend learning High Alpha Knife Edge, belly in and out, along with upright and inverted harrier also.

Do not rely on just a stirring motion either, learn to actually fly the airplane at each attitude and not throw stick movements at it in a certain order.
It just takes practice ...
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Yes...well said....the "stir" is only important to illustrate hitting the "next" direction....BUT you are FLYING it in each orientation...so the amount of stick movement and throttle coordination are all important...just "stirring" is not all you need.....FLY it in all of the individual orientations...once you can do that, your brain will start putting it all together.
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