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David Ashby - Moderator12/10/2009 11:34:52
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Take a look.....
 

David Ashby - Moderator12/10/2009 11:36:07
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and some more..... both from the 2009 Tuscon Shootout in the US. The ground comes up on this one so don't miss the landing.....

Edited By David Ashby - RCME moderator on 12/10/2009 11:41:12

Simon Roberts12/10/2009 18:07:24
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Blimey! Impresive flying and only 14 years old
Stephen Grigg12/10/2009 20:15:08
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Yes there really quite good arent they
Simon Roberts12/10/2009 21:43:00
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Theres a young lad at our club whos 13 and flying 3D and is very very good indeed!
Graeme Evans12/10/2009 22:22:26
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makes me feel kind of useless
Simon Chaddock12/10/2009 22:39:19
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Impressive yes
but they still broke them due to pilot error!
David Ashby - Moderator13/10/2009 09:23:56
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Do you reckon that was a stall - looked like it to me......
TonyS13/10/2009 10:48:44
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Technically, it blows your mind how well they can fly but personally, I just don't get it. It's like watching a ballet dancer having epileptic seizures. Planes weren't meant to flop around pointlessly  like that.
Tim Mackey13/10/2009 10:56:02
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I agree Tony, but as you say, technically brilliant
Ultymate13/10/2009 11:01:48
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Todd Bridges Extra 260 broke due to a structural failure when pulling a "wall" not pilot error at all
 
That's H9 for you Timbodon't pull a "wall" with your Camel

Edited By Ultymate on 13/10/2009 11:04:37

Tim Mackey13/10/2009 11:04:41
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Yeh, he flew INTO a wall.....that would cause structural faiulure
PS you missed a very good afternoon up the big rock on Sunday  Bri
Chris Card13/10/2009 11:32:43
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I agree, no stall involved, the manouever is called a wall because from straight and level flight the plane is pulled straight upwards so it suddenly changes direction as though it had hit a wall.  The only pilot error involved was that he clearly tried it with too much airspeed and broke the wing joining tube.
 
No lasting damage though - he flew the same plane again the next day!
Ultymate13/10/2009 11:42:27
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Posted by Timbo - Moderator on 13/10/2009 11:04:41:
Yeh, he flew INTO a wall.....that would cause structural faiulure
PS you missed a very good afternoon up the big rock on Sunday  Bri

  I know I had full intentions of coming everything charged up etc but the weather was dismal to say the least in the morning and when it cleared just after lunch it was blowing quite hard here so decided to stay home, wrongly it would seem never mind there's always another day

Eric Bray13/10/2009 12:38:11
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Nice flying, but he can't taxi! He had to have a fin-walker.
Rob13/10/2009 21:32:33
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I'm just impressed that he managed to salvage anything out of that arrival.Shows good piloting by flying away from the crowd and managing to land in a safe manner.Quality..
 
Ultymate13/10/2009 21:36:55
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Posted by Eric Bray on 13/10/2009 12:38:11:
Nice flying, but he can't taxi! He had to have a fin-walker.

 You've obviously never tried taxiing crosswind on a tarmac runway with no brakes Eric

Shahid Banglawala14/10/2009 18:23:01
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"I just don't get it. It's like watching a ballet dancer having epileptic seizures. Planes weren't meant to flop around pointlessly like that."  

I disagree strongly, nowhere is it written what planes are "meant" to do. They have no purpose other than the objective of the pilot. Look at the top 10 F3A pilots in the world...they all fly freestyle. Anything that challenges the pilot can only be good for skill development.

And who said it had anything to do with ballet dancing? There's break dancing too you know 

Edited By Shahid Banglawala on 14/10/2009 18:24:40

Dusty14/10/2009 18:51:32
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Peter Hawtin15/10/2009 14:21:51
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Posted by TonyS on 13/10/2009 10:48:44:
Technically, it blows your mind how well they can fly but personally, I just don't get it. It's like watching a ballet dancer having epileptic seizures. Planes weren't meant to flop around pointlessly  like that.
 
 I personally wonder why many pilots just fly round and round in circles, with an occasional change to the other direction, but it each to his own. 
 
Modern Ballet compared to Clasical Ballet always brings out the same comments but most knowledgable watchers are prepared to accept the skill and grace mixed in with the wild and wild and free.
 
Modern Freestyle pilots have far more skill than they are given credit for, many Pattern Pilots openly state their admiration to the skill and contol these pilots have and even the best admit they need to bring more of this kind of control into other sectors of the sport.
 
Tony come to the RCM&E British Freestyles next year, watch the control these guys have during the fixed manouvers, the see how they fly to both slow and fast music mixing the flying to match.
 
Then you might just understand how offensive your remarks are.
 
Peter

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