Originally Posted by goflyhighrc
Ok, I can Knife Edge, but how do you do the Knife Edge Snake ?? It's about the 4.27 mark, it looks real cool
...hold in the rudder, then keep it out of the dirt with the elevator and ailerons... due to the flight path needed to do it, the right hand stick (for mode 2 guys) will end up in a circular pattern. To practice, get the feel of flying the upright/inverted turning pattern without the inward facing rudder first... then add the rudder once you're comfortable with what has to happen. Note that the rudder input is pointing down/inward to the turns, it's not a knife edge at all.
There's a few variations, tighter pass with the wings more vertical and less rolling out into a turn, there's wider and flatter turns that are like linked hurricanes, and now the guys are throwing in 1/2 snaps into the change-overs so that they're all inverted, etc. Lots of challenges, all made pretty hard as the turns involve getting back on track while holding the nasty downward rudder.