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Old 10-20-2012, 11:42 PM
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Are most callers using a cadence to call the turn for their pilot? I have only flown three pole and we use a count in preparation of turning at pylon 1. Does anyone do anything similar? Thanks.

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Old 10-21-2012, 03:01 AM
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Kinda,, in Waco we would get in a rhythm and then it get real easy.. "Ready,,, turn, CUT![:@]"

Really Kurt you have to judge it, these planes are so slow into the wind sometimes, it's hard to get a cadence. Again in Waco, when the wind was from the South, pylon 1 to 2, with about a 15- 17 mph wind, was about a 2 count, ready turn. Pylon 2 to 1 was at least a 4 count ready turn.
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for a lot of the flyers, the rythym was "up and down" turn. The upwind leg was "up and down and up" turn.
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Default RE: Caller's duties/techniques during a 2-pole course

In our T-34 two pole racing, a number of people pick out a landmark to call ready and a landmark to call turn when the plane reaches the landmark.

If the flyer gets out of line then one needs to pause a moment to avoid a cut. So it works best when the flyer flies a consistent line which is also true for counting methods.

Many (perhaps most, never polled) of the top pilots call their own turns. They may get a ready from their caller but they basically make the turn on their own. Caller is basically there as a spotter and to let them know where they stand in the race and where traffic is coming up.

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