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Old Dec 07, 2012, 12:31 AM
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I have heard of someone's expensive mico ornithopter being snatched away by a falcon
he probably did not eat well that night!
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Birds don't do loops??

Tumbler Pigeon and Roller Pigeon would like to have a word with you guys:


Culbutes au ralenti de Culbutant Pie de Lausitz (1 min 10 sec)


Ok, ok technically they aren't loopings but admit it looks cool, here are some slo-mo's https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=AtwGH4nEEbc.

I saw a tv program about Belgian Tumblers once, they said they developed this skill to dodge hawk attacks... which pretty much corresponds with what everybody here does with their rc planes.
Also, they aren't very popular because a lot of them like tumbling so much they can't stop and continue until they crash into the ground.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 03:50 PM
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lol that's funny
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:37 PM
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Had a pair of hawks (red tails, I think) go after my warmliner, probably because I was near their nest.

One made a pass at my ship, whilst the other hung back. So, I hit the power and did a vertical "8". They didn't budge when I finished the first half-loop, but when I pulled up into the second loop, they both turned around and ran. Never had a problem with them after that.

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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:28 AM
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I fly real helicopters and Osprey will actually attack the helicopter if you fly anywhere near their nest. We do agricultural work, which is usually where they nest. Mom and dad will even team up on you. One will fly close at the same level to distract you and the other will dive bomb you from above. Crazy. All you can do is stay away.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 04:10 PM
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I fly real helicopters and Osprey will actually attack the helicopter if you fly anywhere near their nest. We do agricultural work, which is usually where they nest. Mom and dad will even team up on you. One will fly close at the same level to distract you and the other will dive bomb you from above. Crazy. All you can do is stay away.
That seems like a fatal move against a (full size) helicopter.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 05:42 PM
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I have a fan fold eagle..48" wingspread ...the ospreys don't get along with young eagles (my plane is that size) .....I found this out the hard way.

I flew a little too close to their perch(didn't see them) and they attacked from the back. I instantly shut off the throttle and headed down....ending in a cartwheel landing. I didn't want to injure them...and avoided that with the forced landing.

I did chase some crows that were disturbing my thermaling. They scattered instantly when I looped and landed up behind them
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:09 AM
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That seems like a fatal move against a (full size) helicopter.
My little Kiki [see my prior post] was lucky and only got a banged foot from his two unnecessary encounters with my SMALL R/C heli while learning to believe me and not fly over one nor try to land on even slow-turning rotors ....

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