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Old 09-27-2006, 07:02 PM
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[link]http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/whknife.wmv[/link]
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:54 PM
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That what you call an awsome pilot. even better presents of mind. Great save.[sm=thumbs_up.gif]
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:50 PM
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Wow!! Good save!!!

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Old 09-27-2006, 10:21 PM
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The Ultimate Knife Edge. As the plane gets closer to the ground, the skill goes up and the value goes down
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:39 PM
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Amazing,

There are some serious skills and presence of mind on display here. I would like to think I could do that However I'm sure the outcome would have required a garbage bag.

VERY well done!

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Old 09-27-2006, 11:38 PM
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You should see the stuff he flys for work! You think he's good here? This won't hold candle for what I've seen him do at work. Super talent and ability and also a great person to know.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:53 PM
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I believe that this is the same pilot who flew all of the models in the movie The Avaitor
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:19 PM
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Yes, he's Billy Hempel, here at our club in Tucson, and he did fly all of the models in the AVIATOR. Billy is the son of Hobby Barn owner Bill Hempel Sr.

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Old 09-29-2006, 01:09 PM
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Yup, I met Bill and was fortunate to be able to party with his crew and the gang from FC and FG in Tuscon a couple of years ago.
Had the RC time of my life, fo sho.

Hot tip, if you can, make the Tuscon Shootout in Oct....best pilots, flying, freestyle, food, relationship building wild time there is....
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:32 PM
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Yup .... Y'all come on down to the Tucson Shootout here in a few weeks !


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Great save for sure but also lucky it was on a 3D plane and nothing else, any other type of plane no pilot could bring down like that.

I do like how he almost managed to get it over on it's gear when it touched down. I myself would likely have tried to drop it into some tall grass if available. Tooks some pizzaz to bring it right down on the runway like that.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:36 AM
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That was a great feat. I figured someone would pull it off soon. Bill is the first that I know of to be purposely successful… other than on flight sims. I just can't help wondering what method he used to insure the wing came off predictably.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:29 PM
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A full scale F15 did that too believe it or not....check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1aKxAN7bAs
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