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Rolling Circle?
Help guys,
I have been trying for a while now on the simulator but I can't crack it! How do you do a rolling circle. I think this manouver looks the business and is probably the ticket to other advanced moves. So what is the deal? Can anybody give me a few pointers please? 






Practice slow rolls, giving rudder, down elevator, and then rudder again. Now try adding down elevator and rudder at the same time, then when inverted, give rudder a little early, then a little up elevator during the second knifeedge. Practice this until you can do it consistently, turning ninety degrees, a oneroll ninety degree turn to the outside. After you've got this down, try doing two of them for a tworoll one eighty, then three. The hardest is the last one, as the orientation is weird, and you have to compensate for any screwups you made earlier.
So basically, practice slow rolls, and then practice changing the timing of the inputs. After you can do consistent four roll rollers to the outside, try doing it with two. Then try giving the inputs earlier rather than later for a roller to the inside. These are just guidelines, there's no "trick." Just practice, and eventually it should click for you. 





Hey,
you dont need to use both elev and rudder to do a rolling circle you can start out just using one or the other, looks a bit messy but once you have that down pat you can start using both surfaces to smooth it out. If you chose to use just elevator for instance all you need to do is roll the plane and input elevator just before the plane gets back to horizontal as you roll,this way the plane will still be a little banked( like in a turn) when you input the elevator and will come around in that direction.like I said it'll look a little messy at first but once you get coordinated and start using rudder aswell it'll be smooth as. Cheers Weedy 





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It seems that finding a spot on the plane to "watch" may help for you as it has for others. Good luck 






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I then tried consecutively rolling with just rudder, and when I had that sorted I put them both together. Now I'm having a ball trying to master the rolling harrier (on mode 2 that is, mode 1 is alot easier ) It takes time so be patient. I don't have a sim and its taken me a good year. 




It also seems much easier for some reason to do outside rolling circles. That is rolling right turning left or vice versa. I still do them with ailerons and rudder only. That last 1/4 of the circle  when it is flying straight at you  is the test of whether you trust your skills or not.






I found this somewhere, maybe it will help.






Scott Stoops wrote an RC Pilot Guide that gives diagrams for all maneuvers. Excellent book. www.rcpilotguide.com



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