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StickMover - Learn to fly by feeling the sticks move

What if your radio actually moved the sticks for you so you could feel it by experiencing the proper controls? That's where StickMover comes in. StickMover was designed as a tool to help new and advanced pilots quickly learn complicated stick maneuvers intuitively...

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Easily Learn Complicated RC Maneuvers

Flights sims are a great tool for learning how to fly safely and without damaging a real model, but you are still left to figure how to move the sticks all on your own. Once you have the basics down you'll want to work on more advanced moves, but you won't know how to perform those moves. What if your radio actually moved the sticks for you so you could feel it by experiencing the proper controls? That's where StickMover comes in. StickMover was designed as a tool to help new and advanced pilots quickly learn complicated stick maneuvers intuitively.

StickMover looks similar to a standard remote control unit, but it connects to your computer. With the AVIsoft program it will guide you through flight maneuvers step by step allowing you to feel the movements and where you are going wrong. You can watch the aircraft on the screen and by seeing and feeling, you should be able to learn at a rapid pace.

The team had help from pilots Nico Niewind, Eric Weber, Christoph Hammer and Robin Trumpp who recorded their stick movements and helped with the design look and feel. This means that you can learn how to properly fly these advanced maneuvers directly from the pros. There is nothing else out there like it. After trying it out, Sascha Rentel from Hacker Motors said "I used to fly a lot of simulators and this is what we really wanted."

The software has 44 helicopter skills and 33 airplane skills to learn

Helicopter Skills

  • 360 Turn With Roll
  • 4 Point Rainbows With Half Rolls
  • 4 Point Roll
  • 4 Point Roll Back
  • 4 Pushed Half Flips
  • Backward Knife Edge Pirouette
  • Backward Loop
  • Backward Rolling Circle
  • Backward circle
  • Big Ben
  • Chaos Loop
  • Cuban Eight Backwards
  • Death spiral
  • Double 4 Point TicToc
  • Double Immelmann
  • Double Roll Backwards
  • Forward Rolling loop
  • Four-Way Pirouetting TicToc
  • Funnel
  • Funnel with half rolls
  • Inside loop
  • Inverted Backward Horizontal Eight
  • Inverted Horizontal Eight
  • Inverted pirouette
  • Piroflip
  • Pirouetting Funnel
  • Pirouetting Loop
  • Pirouetting Globe reversal
  • Roll Backwards
  • Roll Forwards
  • Rolling circle
  • Semmel
  • Sidewinder
  • Snake
  • Square of rainbows
  • Stationary Flips
  • TicToc
  • Tiger
  • Traveling Backflip
  • Waltz
  • Woogle

Airplane Skills

  • 2 turn opposite spin
  • 2/2pt roll, full snap roll opposite
  • 45 degree down with full snap roll
  • Avalanche
  • Cobra roll with 2/2pt with inverted entry
  • Cuban eight with 2/4pt rolls
  • Cuban eight with full rolls
  • Double Immelmann with full rolls
  • Eight point roll
  • Figure M with 3/4 rolls
  • Figure Z with half roll up
  • Golf ball
  • Hourglass with half rolls up and down
  • Humpty bump, half roll up, 2/4pt roll down
  • Knife-edge Cuban eight
  • Knife-edge loop
  • Loop with 4-point roll
  • One horizontal snap roll
  • Rolling circle with 4 rolls inside
  • Rolling circle with 4 rolls outside
  • Rolling circle with one roll inside
  • Rolling circle with one roll outside
  • Six sided loop
  • Slow roll
  • Square horizontal eight
  • Square loop with half rolls
  • Square vertical eight (from bottom) with half rolls
  • Stall turn 3/4 roll up, 3/4pt roll down
  • Triangular loop with full roll
  • Two 3/4-point rolls reversed
  • Two loops with half rolls at top
  • Vertical eight (from bottom) with half rolls
  • Vertical knife-edge eight, inverted entry and exit

Other Skills

  • FPV Race Drones
  • FPV Fixed Wing Airplanes
  • Paragliders
  • Aerial Filming

The creator is looking for financial help to produce the first batch of products. In order to facilitate this, they set up a Kickstarter campaign where anyone can support and back the project easily.

Check out the Kickstarter Campaing right here

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Feb 15, 2017, 12:00 PM
fly a LiPo a day...
Brainstorm's Avatar
What a fascinating idea! Always good to add more teaching/learning aids to our quiver.
Feb 15, 2017, 01:41 PM
MK
MK
Registered User
Oh, this is interesting!!!
Feb 15, 2017, 01:58 PM
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Add an option for it to be tied in as a slave for buddy boxing and mimics the instructors stick inputs when not actually in control of the model and this would be truely useful. Simulators will only take you so far.
Feb 15, 2017, 02:25 PM
Registered User
Interesting... little more money than I'm willing to throw out on a Kickstarter though. Been burned in the past by a project which appeared as far more done then it actually was.
Feb 15, 2017, 07:01 PM
Mumbling in the corner.
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I have a book, Echoes of Eagles, https://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Eagles.../dp/0525947574, in which Charles Woolley tells the story of his fathers experiences as a WWI fighter pilot. This "new technology" is actually how the French taught people how to fly back then. A two seat plane was made with one set of controls linked to the other. The student would have his hands and feet on the controls, but exert no pressure. As the controls moved during flight, the student learned how to control the plane. Remember, there were no radios back then.
Interesting how new technology frequently catches up with the past.
Feb 16, 2017, 08:32 AM
MK
MK
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Originally Posted by flyboy2610 View Post
Interesting how new technology frequently catches up with the past.
What is old is new again!
Feb 16, 2017, 09:03 AM
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_OZ_'s Avatar
Cool! I got an early bird. Thanks for the heads up!
Feb 16, 2017, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by _OZ_ View Post
Cool! I got an early bird. Thanks for the heads up!

Awesome. Let us know what you think when you get it.
Feb 16, 2017, 11:24 PM
It's gone...
_OZ_'s Avatar
Will do.
That won't be until Nov, but I bet it gets delayed.
Feb 17, 2017, 02:54 PM
Registered User
It's an interesting concept but not worth that cost. Tons of youtube videos of how to do maneuvers showing stick positions on screen for free.
Feb 17, 2017, 04:17 PM
Registered User
Agree. You need to see the sticks to create a mental image of the steps needed to perform the maneuver. Feeling the sticks does nothing. You have to see them and you can do that now. Also they will have to write a really good simulator first so the model reacts according, and then their control box will have 4 servos in addition to everything else, so will be more expensive. Bad idea all over.
Feb 17, 2017, 06:55 PM
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Not worth the cost? It's less than $300.
Can you already do all of the maneuvers they list?
Did you even watch the videos they have?
Feb 17, 2017, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by _OZ_ View Post
Not worth the cost? It's less than $300.
Can you already do all of the maneuvers they list?
Did you even watch the videos they have?
If I watch the video, will I be able to do it? It yes, I will buy it. I also have a nice bridge in NY to sell you.
Feb 17, 2017, 09:14 PM
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I already own it.
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Originally Posted by skirtz View Post
Agree. You need to see the sticks to create a mental image of the steps needed to perform the maneuver. Feeling the sticks does nothing.
Do you look at the sticks when you fly?
I don't. Feel is everything.
Last edited by _OZ_; Feb 17, 2017 at 09:23 PM.


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