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    Some of my web links of interest

    I came across this when I was doing some searching on Artistic Aerobatics. Thought came to mind, there are several legacy links out there that may be of interest. Rather than repeat the whole thing, just included a link below. The topic is TOC but applicability could be toward IMAC, Masters, or other major event.

    http://www.rcaerosport.com/competitions/toc00/toc00.htm

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Don,

    Did your search on artistic aerobatics turn up much more than the link above? I was searching on the same subject some time back and came up with very little, and most of what I did find was not recent. It almost looks like AA got off to a false start, then faded into the background.

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    We had an AA event at our NVRC pattern contest in August. We had three entries and it went over very well. We are considering expanding on this next year- there is a lot of interest in the club to do this. Several came out to watch this event specifically. I'll keep you posted on how it comes together.

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    If you are thinking of giving Pattern a try, I had very good luck with an airplane called the FOCUS. Why Pattern? Well, it helps with technical aspects of flying, whether it be scale, jets, IMAC, or even sport flying. Forcing to put the plane exactly where you need it to go, correct rudder inputs to correct for wind, precise radius, roll and line segments with positioning and geometry. The link below goes from the setp of opening up the box, to final trim flights and experiences along the way. Some drawings and sketches included.

    Focus II at the following address: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/FOCU...1431697/tm.htm

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Thinking about getting a Funtana aerobatics plane?

    If you are new to 3D aerobatics, and want some advice to help get you started without the fear of jumping in with both feet, the article below will help you.

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Explore/...ArticleID=1322

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    ... and if you are just getting in to Pattern, or looking for additional reference material, here is a link for setting up a pattern plane with the 10X computer radio.

    5 STEPS TO TRIMMING A PATTERN PLANE:

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Explore/...ArticleID=1194

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Airplane setups for some of the pilots flying at the NATS in 2005

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Explore/...509&tag=aq_art

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    In flight coaching video for Pattern flying (just on on-board video)

    web version of complete flight should be at.

    http://www.myuav.info/video/Flying/D...005April12.wmv

    It's about 64megs big.... People with high speed internet should have no problem downloading it.

    Courtesy of Scott Fuller.

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Setting up multiple servos on an IMAC plane, such as rudder, ailerons, etc.... Horizon "how to" articles...

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Explore/...ArticleID=1457

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    hey don

    just wondering who manufactures the focus 2, is there a website?

    thanks!
    its better to be on the ground wishing you were flying, then flying wishing you were on the ground!!

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    No one manuractures it any more. Its out of production. Its been replaced by the Brio-- www.piedmontmodels.com

    Having said that, I have a FOCUS II ready to fly, for sale....

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    TOC 2002 article- preparation experiences.

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Hi Don

    Question on the Funtana wheel pants ....did you dremel the slot on the wheel pant to fit over the nut on the axel so that the wheel pant fits snug to the gear?? ...or is there a gap??

    Anyway...thanks for the articles on the Funtana! I started flying last Christmas and shortly thereafter got a Funtana as a second plane. The guys at my club think I'm some kind of middle-aged prodigy (am 44... and laff at that) as I am able to do about everything well with the Funtana except Rolling Harriers (am working on it). Thanks to guys like you and Mike McConnville for the
    step-by-step setup and maneuvers...it makes learning this stuff a snap (EASY BUTTON). Expert advice and hard work (many hours on the simulator and at the field) pays off. Many Thanks.

    I had over 500 flights on my Funtana before a horizontal stab failure (caused by a poor repair job by me) claimed it...its an amazing plane!


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    Yes, Actually I used a knife and cut a six sided hole that matched the axle nut. Then there is a slot that is as wide as the axle and then slide it down over the wheel and axle, push it so it clears the axle nut and is flush with the landing gear, tighten the wheel collar, then tighten the 4x40 srew to snug the wheel pant against the landing gear.
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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    This is a "By the numbers" build of two BRIO aircraft kits. There is information specific about this model, but also techniques on setting up a Hyde mount, and covering with Ultracote which may be applicable and helpful to those building other planes.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3779057/tm.htm



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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Here is a "by the numbers" construction article on building an Extra 300, 40% scale.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4130169/tm.htm

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    I keep refreshing this once in a while to remind myself where stuff is. Here is a how-to video on RC Aerobatics.

    www.rcaerobaticvideo.com

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Dual Elevator setups:

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Explore/...ArticleID=1457


    The 10X has a built in "Dual Elevator" setup in to the wing- function (Code
    22, Wing Type). Be sure to connect the right elevator in the ELEV port of
    the receiver and the left elevator in the Aux 3 (Channel 8) port. After
    mechanically adjusting the center, use Code 15 (Sub Trim) to fine-tune servo
    centering and use Code 12 (travel adjust) to adjust the end points for
    perfect throw on each elevator half. Be sure to "INH" Aux3 on Code 17
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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    A few more. Some videos of in-flight of FAI sequences taken on board the airplane. And, a video someone took from a demo flight at the Culpepper airshow. I looked at this and realized that ror info local airshows are good, but you have to fly at least 15 feet high so the crowds more than one row deep can see. Finally this was on the video instructional.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...93235227328497



    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...93893659&hl=en



    http://www.strimoo.com/video/1253812...ICS-Vimeo.html



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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    This is a video portion of the flight seminar for judging/flying pattern. Perhaps someone can check this out and find it useful- comment? Its a large download.

    Don's flight demos at: http://www.filefactory.com/file/af58...lying_Demo_zip


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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Hello Don,
    how are you?

    Thanks a lot for the video, too bad it seems to be corrupted. I've downloaded it twice but I cannot unzip it.

    Could you please check if it is okay?

    Thanks!

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Try to send a pm to Scott F through the site:

    http://www.1nvrc.org/index.php/actio...ery/cat,2.html

    This included the flying clinic pictures but tell him that its the Video that Steve Insalaco published for the flying portion of the clinic. I'm not sure but I was told there was going to be a compressed version posted on youtube. If I can find that link I'll post. Or you can send a pm to RCU and they may be able to translate it and post it on the RCU video site. Best of luck with your flying.

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Don,
    I downloaded the video again on another PC and I can confirm that it is working good!

    Thanks!!!

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    RE: Some of my web links of interest

    Here is a neet video from an airshow that I participated in- Culpepper Airfest 2009. The video only covers full scale segments but pretty cool.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C77AknfxQY


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