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Old Jan 25, 2013, 04:58 PM
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Video: Sloping a helicopter (motor off, autorotating)

Finally! Video answer to the question so many have posed over the years.

Found this thanks to Pierre Rondel's Facebook page for Planet-Soaring. Cool

Slope flying a Heli (2 min 27 sec)

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:32 PM
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That's so cool!

I like how the rotor RPM almost matched the camera's frame rate, so it looks like it's barely turning. Especially just after launch.
Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:54 PM
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I'd heard of someone doing this years ago but never saw it untill earlier (IIRC I saw it posted on RcNetwork). I rather fancy making a gyroplane and trying to fly that off the slope. So many ideas, so little time...
Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:58 PM
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I've heard of it having been done, too, but never seen it. The video has been out since September so I'm sure others have seen it, too, but not being a heli guy at all, I hadn't seen it till now. Pretty neat - not my thing, but I'm glad people never stop experimenting

Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:06 PM
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And he stuck the landing!

As interesting as it was, I was more keen on trying to fly and DS that slope with a proper sloper. Looks like a huge hill with ripping wind and a sharp ridge at the top!
Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:16 AM
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Very cool. Haven't see a heli sloping, but someone decided they wanted
to come up and fly some 3D heli acro in a windy DS groove a couple years back.
3d Heli working a windy DS groove (4 min 0 sec)

Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:42 AM
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Hey that was excellent Steve, what an example of autorotation! perfect for helping heli-challenged guys like me understand how rotors can function.

Never would have thought it.
Old Apr 10, 2013, 02:58 AM
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I just found this after trying to slope soar my MCPX BL with some success today. I managed to get it to hover in ridge lift until motor drag finally caught up with it. I ordered an autorotaion kit for it, so hopefully by next week i'll be able to get it to work.
Old Apr 12, 2013, 08:48 PM
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Thats so sick where is that spot?

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