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Transitioning to Inverted Flight

Transitioning to Inverted Flight

If you’ve been to a helicopter fun-fly recently, you’ve probably noticed that most of the top pilots spend more time inverted than upright! Being comfortable flying inverted is the first big step most pilots take toward mastering helicopter 3D flight. With a little practice, you, too, can add inverted flight to your repertoire.

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Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 4)

Building Your Custom Flight Arena Part 4

When the plastering and contouring of the landscape and rock areas of a mountain feature are completed I paint the entire mountain in a base coat, usually white on the upper parts that are snow-covered, and grey and brown on the lower parts without snow. This base coat helps reveal mistakes that are very difficult to see in the confusion of papier-mâché and plaster. It also begins a layering of colors that give the mountain a natural look...

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Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 3)

Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 3)

Plan and build a dedicated flight environment to fly RC helicopter Work Operations and Rescue Missions in any weather at any time. When planning the layout of each terrain feature, particularly something high like a mountain, remember to keep heavy items in the lower section so the feature...

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Transmitter Handling tips to maximize precision and proficiency

Transmitter Handling tips to maximize precision and proficiency

A proper helicopter/radio setup is certainly a distinct advantage, but nothing has proven to facilitate better flying during 1st U.S. R/C Flight School training courses as effectively as using two fingers on the control sticks and increasing spring tension in the radio to improve a pilot’s ability to precisely control the helicopter’s movements. The following article addresses optimum transmitter handling techniques while providing context to the proper uses of programmable exponential to help further optimize your heli’s handling.

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Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 2)

Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 2)

Building a flight arena is the same as building a set for a scale model train. Of course the terrain will necessarily be more vertical in nature, as suits a helicopter’s workplace, but the intention is the same. We are trying to provide a realistic area to fly the machines, and have as many diverse work sites as possible for the maximum amount of situations and scenarios...

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Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 1)

Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 1)

From the first week that I flew a small co-axial helicopter, I knew that I wanted to fly more authentic-styled helicopters and have proper landing zones (LZ’s) for the missions I intended to fly indoors with micro-sized helis. There is a unique thrill in making an approach to a mountaintop pinnacle LZ that is so high above the surrounding terrain that even a minor miscalculation will send your helicopter tumbling down a mountainside to be destroyed as badly as in a real situation...

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SKS Video Productions 2014 Extreme Flight Championships

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2014 Extreme Flight Championships The 2014 Extreme Flight Championships is the MUST SEE event of the 2014 season! Extreme Performances and Extreme Machines SKS attended and once again provides professional coverage of the event, held at the Academy of Model …

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Ikarus Aerofly RC7 Flight Simulator

With Aerofly RC7, Ikarus presents a new version of a very complete flight simulator that features over 200 fully scalable, ultra-detailed models and 50+ sceneries in locations from all around the world. Powered airplanes, sailplanes, helicopters and multi-rotor aircraft can …

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SKS Video Productions: 2013 Extreme Flight Championships

Extreme Performances and Extreme Machines SKS once again provides professional coverage of the 2013 Extreme Flight Championships. This is the MUST SEE event of the season! Held at the Academy of Model Aeronautics headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, this year’s event …

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