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Old Jul 17, 2011, 01:29 AM
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Video: Light wind aerobatics at Terranea

Terranea (3 min 51 sec)


I flew a small cliff/bowl near the Terranea resort in Palos Verdes, California. This is not a flying site per se, more just a look-out over the water. But with a 16.5oz Le Fish, and 8-10mph of wind straight in, I was able to practice all the casual "academic" aerobatics I felt like.

What I love about these light planes is the ability to fly full-on aerobatic sequences in almost no lift. I've never had a true aerobat that could fly so well in so little lift before. Stoked

P.S. - Originally I uploaded this as an 8 minute uncut version, but this is the trimmed down highlights only version

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Old Jul 17, 2011, 10:05 PM
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Steve,

Nice video. Every time I pass that spot, I think about trying to fly there. There is another spot about 1/4 mile North that has a much more complete bowl and more vertical walls. I am sure you would like it.
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 01:12 AM
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I'm sure there are a ton of places these things can fly. Just about anywhere you see a seagull or pelican able to cruise comfortably without any flapping, these things can be fully aerobatic. It's wild man!!

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Old Jul 21, 2011, 02:10 AM
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Steve,

in the video how are you controlling the trailing edge of the wing?

I.E. do you have it on a stick, are you using a camber mix, or is it staying in one position?

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Old Jul 21, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Read this: 4 Axis Slope Aerobatics

I have always-on snapflap mixing which mixes either camber or reflex to elevator movement.

In addition I can control camber/reflex directly via my throttle stick, which has had a spring installed to return it to center.

Normally I just use the snapflap but as needed (and described above) I use the trailing edge control to help facilitate various maneuvers, often to override the snapflaps and make the wing easier to stall / keep stalled.

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