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Old 09-18-2002, 11:39 PM   #1
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What is everyone's favourite maneuver with their plane? :

I love to do inverted, high speed, low passes about a foot or two off the deck the full length of the runway! What a hoot!

Lately I have been known to slow those high speed passes down somewhat and get some grass stains on the rudder!
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Old 09-19-2002, 01:43 AM   #2
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Hello Derrick

That sounds like I fly.. What i like to do is get enough altitude and fly full throttle. Push down elevator and do a outside half loop so I get inverted then dive down at the deck full throttle, cross the field very LOW inverted then do a 90' turn up into a lomchevak. Or knife edge 8's down low, or when the president is not around I do a rudder touch on the umbrella over our picnic table.. it's fun. Sometimes basic moves done a certain way are exciting. Take a snap roll for instance. Doing it up high is nothing but I do them close to the deck that when the planes snaps over the wing tip is less than a foot from the grass. The members at my club (mostly older men) always call me a hot shot and they say "why do you torque roll and fly your planes like such a maniac? real planes don't do that"

These are guys that put a moki 1.8 in a taylorcraft and fly it around 1/4 throttle. I'm the youngest guy at the field so I hear it all the time.

oh well eh ......
too bad for them.. maybe next time i'll ask them if they want extreme flying lessons the RVD way..
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Old 09-19-2002, 06:34 AM   #3
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Well with my aerobatic hog bipe ......

Seriously though, a good low pass /touch and go is fun but tedious after awhile. I've been working towards precise control (e.g. a series of 1/4 rolls at a given altitude) It's not nearly as easy as throwing the sticks to each corner

Hammer heads with a bipe (and maintaining orientation afterwards), split s, immelmans; all fun.

Been trying knife edge with a sportster bipe I bought from a buddy (who shall remain nameless Derrick) but holding it has been a challenge through the turns.

Looking at a different plane now for aerobatics and getting the nerve to try a flat spin; just never done one on purpose, no idea why

Now in combat, all these manouveurs combined plus some that haven't been written yet..... and that's on takeoff for some of the guys in our league

Hey, flying is fun, what can I say

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Old 09-19-2002, 07:14 AM   #4
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I'd have to say that my all time favourite maneuver has to be landing on the field with the wheels.

I like the inverted flat spins and am working on knife edge circles and torque rolling.
I never crash...I land with style!

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Old 09-19-2002, 09:52 AM   #5
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I agree with fodder, landing on the wheels and taking it home without need of repair.
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Old 09-19-2002, 10:34 AM   #6
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Make that 3!!! Landing on the wheels and not taking it home in a garbage bag!!!!! (explains my signature!!)
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Old 09-19-2002, 11:43 AM   #7
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I'm at that point in my flying career where I'm trying out all the fancy stuff....probably not so fancy to you more experienced guys....but there is nothing like trying out a new maneuver all afternoon and finally nailing it.

Man I love this Hobby!

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Old 09-19-2002, 01:26 PM   #8
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My favorites depends on the plane I'm flying.

With the jungmeister bipe: long tail slides, climbing power turns, immelmans, split-s, figur 8 loops. I think I've grown out of hammerheads, I prefer another vertical turnaround - axial roll on the vertical followed by a flat rudder turn at the top, then nose it back down and do a matching axial roll. Hard to describe in words, but done right at each end of the field it is super cool and gets lots of "wow"s . I guess you would call it 1/2 a flat spin turn at the top? Does tumble pretty good too.

With the Kougar: speed. Inverted flight. Big loops. Working on knife edges. I think I need more rudder throw.

With the Cub: anything that is slow and graceful. Hammerheads, simple loops. Greased landings. Numerous touch and goes and very slow flybys with the put-put of the saito. Flying on skis or floats is always a joy.
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Old 09-25-2002, 09:05 PM   #9
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It depends upon what I am flying, but in general, I would have to say I love avelanche's (loop with a snap at the top) as they look so nice! I have finally figured out how to do a climbing flat spin with my Morris Hobbies Spinsation and that is one neat manouver.

Any time I manage to get a decent manouver after trying a lot, it becomes my favourite untill the next one!

But I still love avelanche's!!

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Old 10-20-2002, 06:09 PM   #10
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Not sure if I have a favorite, but generally I like one that is extremely challenging, something that I have to work on constantly to keep it right.

Currently that manuver is a

1 roll, rolling loop, from the top enter and exit inverted. The roll must be integrated through the loop.

The other is a 3 of 4 point roll with a 1 1/4 snap immediately after the point roll in the same direction, it looks really neat when done right
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