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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:46 PM
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The New Sport Pilot's Guide To 3D


For those of you who would like to try 3D, but don't know where to start, please give this a look. You can do it.

The New Sport Pilot's Guide To 3D

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Wow! Very informative. Thanks.
Old Apr 19, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Thanks, very usefull link.
Old Apr 20, 2012, 01:28 AM
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For those of you who would like to try 3D, but don't know where to start, please give this a look. You can do it.

The New Sport Pilot's Guide To 3D

Pretty Cool Doc. I can see a lot of work went into that!
Old Apr 20, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Very well done. Most of the tutorials I have seen so far have left out these absolute beginner, embryotic steps. They assume you can already fly at the basic post stall and don't explain what it takes to do that.

I am just at that point where this is very timely. I can't seem to get a good harrier going, but I see now that I need to work more on the elevator and then build the harrier on to that.

Can't wait to go flying again, now!
Old Apr 20, 2012, 02:00 PM
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I can't seem to get a good harrier going, but I see now that I need to work more on the elevator and then build the harrier on to that.
I actually gave up on my harrier because harrier practise is boring until you start to see some progress. Elevators are just plain fun, and I did enough of them just screwing around that I accidentially figured out how to move it forward into a harrier.

I compare 3D flight to sliding a car on a wet road on purpose. Most of us have hung the tail out for a giggle, and it's the same sort of thing with 3D. The plane is not going the way it is pointed, but you're still controlling it.

Work your elevators enough and your harrier will come together.
Old Apr 20, 2012, 02:32 PM
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I'm wanting to get into 3d flying soon. Been looking for a used foamy model as dont wanna have a ton in it if i destroy it haha
Old Apr 20, 2012, 02:52 PM
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This is great, thank you!
Old Apr 21, 2012, 04:59 AM
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Now I've read the works and seen the videos and charge the batteries. The only thing that is missing now is... If it just would stop snowing outside!
Old Apr 22, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Today I've been doing elevators and got some basic harrier training.
Forgot about the parachute though. Have to try that one the next time.

Thanks Doc!
Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Soon as I saw this i went out and tried my hand at some elevators:
Elevator practice with 48" EF Edge EXP (2 min 15 sec)

Also did some parachutes which are great fun providing you get the timing right The EF Edge EXP does make all post stall manoeuvres much easier, it's almost cheating
Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Here's an example of what in the article:


As you can see, this is not a scarey maneuver at all, and you can do it at whatever altitude you are comfortable with. Start with this and once you get it working really good you just move it forward into a harrier. That's when it all starts to come together.
Old Apr 22, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Soon as I saw this i went out and tried my hand at some elevators... The EF Edge EXP does make all post stall manoeuvres much easier, it's almost cheating
The last one to landing was brave! I haven't got so far yet!
I have a Sebart Katana S 30E so, yes, you are cheating!
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 02:47 PM
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The last one to landing was brave! I haven't got so far yet!
I have a Sebart Katana S 30E so, yes, you are cheating!
I didn't plan it that way, the timer started beeping just as I was pulling out from the elevator, so I thought 'why not'.

The Edge really does make a difference because it's so stable post stall. I've got more elevator travel that I can use to get the elevators more vertical, so that's the next step.

Steve
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I didn't plan it that way, the timer started beeping just as I was pulling out from the elevator, so I thought 'why not'.
Fast thinking there!
I added a photo from today that I took when unloading the car.
I do have an Edge also and as you wrote, it's almost cheating!


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