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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:42 AM
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Nice video I see a big diffrence from my flying style... I never ever turn in towards the crowd, I always turn out.
There was nobody at the end of the field where I was turning in,most were hanging out under the platform that the camera man was,as they were holding the raffle right after my flight.......plus that is one tricky tree line for a speed plane,I had to hook it hard to the right of me,then climb over the trees,then do an easy 2 point turn back down the runway while pushing it down to get low on the runway.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Great job Bro...that is what we need...demos like that at events which will hook other guys into the Speed scene. I plan on hitting as many fun fly's as possible this coming season.

That poor video guy sure gave it a try!
Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Even that isn't fast enough
I have taken my speed planes to fly ins. I love getting the response, "Nice Glider!" before I fly it. It is awesome to get their reaction when I stand it on its tail and VTO. Then they are amazed by the 180mph fly bys. I'm sure to fly that one first before the Swist as to not make 180 seem slow.
Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:41 PM
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There was nobody at the end of the field where I was turning in,most were hanging out under the platform that the camera man was,as they were holding the raffle right after my flight.......plus that is one tricky tree line for a speed plane,I had to hook it hard to the right of me,then climb over the trees,then do an easy 2 point turn back down the runway while pushing it down to get low on the runway.
It was no critisism just a reflection I'm with you that most places are pretty hard to fly these kind of planes safe at, hence my throtteling back at most shows. Your plane too moves 3 times as fast as imaginable by 99% of the RC pilots viewing ;-)
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:15 PM
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I have taken my speed planes to fly ins. I love getting the response, "Nice Glider!" before I fly it. It is awesome to get their reaction when I stand it on its tail and VTO. Then they are amazed by the 180mph fly bys. I'm sure to fly that one first before the Swist as to not make 180 seem slow.
You really take off vertically? I need to see this any video?
Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:40 PM
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You really take off vertically? I need to see this any video?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Great job Bro...that is what we need...demos like that at events which will hook other guys into the Speed scene. I plan on hitting as many fun fly's as possible this coming season.

That poor video guy sure gave it a try!
Kevin sure did give it a try....well,it was his second try,i posted a video a while back when he tried to video it,and my buddy Andy that does photos and write ups for an rc mag just gave up ....and Kevin uses some NICE GEAR.In that video,he was 100 or so feet away,about 12 feet in the air on a perch....Here is a pic of him,Great Guy,and does amazing rc vids.
Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:36 PM
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This has probably been said hundreds of times before, the key is to not use the viewfinder/video monitor but some kind of mechanical sight.
Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Got my Mega 16/35/1.5R in the mail today from ICARE for my Swist. Woo hoo!
Not a 250mph motor or anything but any thoughts?
Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Got my Mega 16/35/1.5R in the mail today from ICARE for my Swist. Woo hoo!
Not a 250mph motor or anything but any thoughts?
My thought is pop that motor in there,bolt on a 4.7X4.7,100amp ESC,and some nice 2200mah and up 5 cells in there and go have a BLAST .....As far as speed,it should be a tic slower then the Neu 1115/1Y but much nicer on the lipos and get you in the 180 to 190mph range.
Old Nov 15, 2012, 07:51 PM
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That's the plan man!
Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:00 PM
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That's the plan man!
What is the fastest you have flown an RC Plane,and what plane ?
Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:45 PM
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I ve been flying an Escape for the last 2 seasons at 170ish. 4.1x4.1 on a Neu 1110/1y or 1.5y can never remember. It scoots along beautifully, love that plane, just need a change of pace now.
Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:10 PM
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I ve been flying an Escape for the last 2 seasons at 170ish. 4.1x4.1 on a Neu 1110/1y or 1.5y can never remember. It scoots along beautifully, love that plane, just need a change of pace now.
Cool deal,but sounds like you will need to go 6S soon
Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:24 AM
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That's what I'm afraid of Voo Doo......I might have to re-think my motor choice shortly. The thing is winter is almost here and I only fly indoor stuff through the winter, so the Swist will likely wait till spring.


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