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Old 05-20-2012, 08:58 PM
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Default High Alfpha Knife Edge?

at around 1:50 he dose a move that almost looks like he is flying sideways anyone know the name of it, it looks like a high alpha knife edge but kinda sideways

http://www.infinitylist.com/video/go...s-epic-flight/
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:28 AM
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Slip or Slipping
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I didn't think I would make it to 2min because of the crappy music but if the shot continued the plane probably went vertical right after that moment . Kind of a knife-edge /side slip.
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I didn't think I would make it to 2min
Can't you just go straight to 1:50?
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Skip Stewart is the master at that move. whatever it is called.
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Looks like a combo of KE and sideslip. The view is exaggerated due to the fisheye lens distortion. Gotta make it look SuperExtremeDangerous for us rubes that don't know any better, goes right along with the '70's porn background music. [:-] 
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high alpha knife edge

there's no such thing..
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What is a "high alpha"?
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What is a "high alpha"?   
'Alpha' is a term referring to angle-of-attack. High Alpha is generally flight behind the power curve, high pitch (AOA), high power, and slow forward speed.

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high alpha knife edge

there's no such thing..
Maybe not, but Google "high alpha knife edge" and you'll get more than 70 000 hits.
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