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Old 02-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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I know I posted this elswhere but I thought it might be a good idea to not have it burried away in another thread so I started this one and made it a stickey!

So ALL your budding SA/IMAC NEWBS (no disrespect meant, like the TERM!) here is the place to ASK ALL your questions, DON'T be shy, we don't bite, much!

Welcome to Scale Aerobatics/IMAC.

Here are links to get you started, enjoy!

AMA Scale aerobatics 2013/14 Rule Book

Official 2013 BASIC Sequence

2013 Basic Sequence Call Sheet - Shows each individual manouver with the Aresti symbol but explains in words how to fly it... Courtesy of Mike Carnes - IMAC North Central Regional Director

BASIC JUDGING GUIDE - Pointed out by Ivan Kristensen (UNL Pilot), Courtesy of the IMAC website. EVERYONE should read this. I't's plain and simple and puts everything into perspective for Judges & Pilots alike!

Begginers Guide to SA/IMAC

Aresti Made Simple - A quick "Coles Notes" or "For Dummies" type explanation of how to read Aresti.

Quick Refference Trimming Sheet - Setting up and trimming is your first step to success.

Hope these help.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: Scale Aerobatics/ IMAC for Begginers

Thanks Jim, excellent primer for the first time Basic pilot!
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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Re: Scale Aerobatics/IMAC for Begginers!

Jim.
You ain't half bad.

That is much needed info
Thanks for that
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:02 PM   #4
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Sub'd, saved, printed, and reading!

Thanks Jim,

Need all the help i can get!

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Re: Scale Aerobatics/IMAC for Begginers!

Good for you Jim. We need to get some new Basic guys out flying this year. Feel free to ask questions guys. One thing you will quickly learn is that there is lots of help and coaching when it comes to helping new guys make the jump.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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Re: Scale Aerobatics/IMAC for Begginers!

Something to read while sitting in the waiting room. Thanks!
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Re: Scale Aerobatics/IMAC for Begginers!

Great idea Jim.


For all those new BASIC IMAC pilots, just to let you know, "size does not matter".

We had a few Basic pilots last season that flew big electric faomies and did quite well. It's all about flying maneuvers well and nothing more.

By the way, the toughest one by far believe it or not, is a loop, even for the higher classes.

Welcome and fire away with the questions. There will be more help than you can imagine from one of the greatest bunch of people in any hobby, and the only real competition part is against yourself.


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Re: Scale Aerobatics/IMAC for Begginers!

Wow! What a great collection of information to get started with. Spent the last 4 hours in the waiting room in ICU desperate to take my mind off things. This was perfect. So, having read literally everything you linked to in one afternoon, I have a headache and a lot of questions. Not really a cold weather flier so the first question is how can I make my sim more realistic to practice on? Just putting the final touches on my plane for this year so have no idea how it will fly but would like to find something fairly neutral for Eric and I to practice on until spring. I know not everyone likes flying sims but I'd rather do that then not practice at all.
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Re: Scale Aerobatics/IMAC for Begginers!

Steven, I don't think there are many IMAC pilots that don't use a sim. I think one of the best things you can do is have your own radio connected to the sim for the "real feel". The other thing that Isabel recommended to me is to use the follow view for some parts to get a better sense as to what you need to do with the radio. Example: follow view for a roll to see if the plane goes off track and if so, what corrective actions are required from you. It still doesn't measure up to real flying but it sure helps train the fingers or just keep them in shape.

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Re: Scale Aerobatics/IMAC for Begginers!

I've heard the opposite. Don't use your "flying radio" for the sim. If you sim a lot that's many miles on your radio and a potential problem for when you are flying the real thing. Can't remember who but someone wore out the pots on a 14mz doing that. Also I would think the potential to drop it, knock it off a table , spill on it or generally to get dirt in it is too high.
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