Flight Tips and Setup Secrets for 3D Aerobatics

Flight Tips and Setup Secrets for 3D Aerobatics

From the Air Age Archives—World Aerobatic Champion and the “Father of 3D Aerobatics” Quique Somenzini, offers his advice for you to get the most from your aerobatic machine.

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Although specific flying techniques are important in 3D aerobatics, setting up your airplane correctly will greatly help you to perform maneuvers better and more easily. Let’s take a closer look at the airplane and radio setup.


To perform most 3D aerobatic maneuvers, your plane must have large control surface areas. ...

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Updated: July 16, 2015 — 4:24 PM


  1. Thank you – it helps me to have a proven starting point. Hope to break in my 1st 3D plane very soon, as it is nearly built and i am beginning to think about finish schemes.

  2. perhaps further commentary in the future on Compensation mixing?

    Downline mixing?

  3. It would have been nice if he also included the expo settings as well. I am extremely curious as to what he uses.

  4. Good read. Thank you for that. I’m learning 3d and I need all the information I can get. Time to have a good look at the plane, and make it work.

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