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Apr 08, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Sick rollers man!
Thanks. I've really been working on them. I could barely do them when I first got my CY. Now I'm working on transitioning between straight rollers and turning rollers.

Because of the insane roll rate of the CY, it makes it a perfect tool for practicing rollers.
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Apr 08, 2012, 05:15 PM
Gone Huckin'
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My buddy Chris Whitworth just posted this on the tube. It's fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGELcxdaAZI
Awesome!! I love the rooftop thing!
Apr 08, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Because of the insane roll rate of the CY, it makes it a perfect tool for practicing rollers.
Yep, any other plane you fly feels like it is rolling in slow motion!
Apr 08, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Yep, any other plane you fly feels like it is rolling in slow motion!
Absolutely! It makes my 51" Slick feel slow... And that's a good thing.
Apr 08, 2012, 05:58 PM
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My buddy Chris Whitworth just posted this on the tube. It's fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGELcxdaAZI
I thought that goose was going to get himself some "Crack Yak"
Apr 08, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Don't do the Velcro thing. Having the battery off centerline really effects performance. Either move the ESC, RX or just put the battery in front if the servo and forget about it.

ahmen. I can tell you that it makes a world of a difference to mount your battery on the centerline.
Apr 08, 2012, 11:52 PM
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Thanks. I've really been working on them. I could barely do them when I first got my CY. Now I'm working on transitioning between straight rollers and turning rollers.

Because of the insane roll rate of the CY, it makes it a perfect tool for practicing rollers.
Turnerm,
Great flying! Love the videos.
Are you just using elevator during those rollers?
Apr 09, 2012, 06:05 AM
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Turnerm,
Great flying! Love the videos.
Are you just using elevator during those rollers?
No. Using both rudder and elevator. Just very small movements to keep the rollers fast. I hit elevator pretty hard if I want to turn sharp but otherwise it's all small movements.
Apr 09, 2012, 12:19 PM
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...and for the Crack thread, LEDs rock!

Crack Yak With Lights (0 min 49 sec)
Apr 09, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Hey all! What's the next step under the Hitecs as far as servos go? I may just go that route but was wondering if there was something a little cheaper that has worked well for others. Like say, $15 per servo?
Apr 09, 2012, 01:26 PM
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A little crack on Easter Sunday...

http://youtu.be/nj0Wei05jUw
Are you pinning the aileron stick full deflection? Using 100% throw or dual rates on the ailerons?

Full roll on my yak is too fast to keep up with so I'm trying to decide whether or not to learn how to hold half or 3/4 stick aileron or use dual rates to allow full aileron stick deflection (and maybe 60% aileron control surface throw)
Apr 09, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Are you pinning the aileron stick full deflection? Using 100% throw or dual rates on the ailerons?

Full roll on my yak is too fast to keep up with so I'm trying to decide whether or not to learn how to hold half or 3/4 stick aileron or use dual rates to allow full aileron stick deflection (and maybe 60% aileron control surface throw)
Full aileron and high rates (as high as they'll go - I think I even have my end point adjustment at 150). It's definitely fast but the more rudder and elevator you use the more it will slow things down. I can't view my video from work but if I recall correctly, there are times through the video that the roll rate slows down... that's when I'm giving more rudder and elevator to turn sharper.

It's all timing. Usually if I get the first rudder input in there quick enough the rest just kinda flows. I pick out a spot on the plane to look for as a key to make sure my fingers are in the right spot. That way if I get behind (or ahead even) I can adjust and keep the rollers going.

However... when I first started learning rollers I did use dual rates to help slow things down for me. I can't say whether that actually helped or hurt me to be honest. All I know is that my rollers started looking a LOT better once I went back to full rates.
Apr 09, 2012, 02:57 PM
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...and for the Crack thread, LEDs rock!
Nice!!!
Apr 09, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Full aileron and high rates (as high as they'll go - I think I even have my end point adjustment at 150). It's definitely fast but the more rudder and elevator you use the more it will slow things down. I can't view my video from work but if I recall correctly, there are times through the video that the roll rate slows down... that's when I'm giving more rudder and elevator to turn sharper.

It's all timing. Usually if I get the first rudder input in there quick enough the rest just kinda flows. I pick out a spot on the plane to look for as a key to make sure my fingers are in the right spot. That way if I get behind (or ahead even) I can adjust and keep the rollers going.

However... when I first started learning rollers I did use dual rates to help slow things down for me. I can't say whether that actually helped or hurt me to be honest. All I know is that my rollers started looking a LOT better once I went back to full rates.
What servos are you running?
Apr 09, 2012, 03:30 PM
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What servos are you running?
HS-65HB for ailerons and 2 HS-45HB's for the elevator and rudder.


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