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RC Aerobatic Flight Techniques FLY THE VERTICAL S

RC Aerobatic Flight Techniques FLY THE VERTICAL S

The vertical S combines a half-inside loop with a half-outside loop to perform an S-shaped figure. This maneuver is one of many that are also performed by full-scale aircraft, and it is used to climb or descend at a consistent speed. The airplane should be balanced in a manner that when rolled to inverted and […]
RC Model Tail-Draggers — Pro Tips for Smoother Landings and Takeoffs

RC Model Tail-Draggers — Pro Tips for Smoother Landings and Takeoffs

The typical scale tail-dragger looks great both in the air and resting on the flightline between flights. But it does require a different technique to take off and land compared to a tricycle-gear airplane. From sport planes and classic civilian aircraft to warbirds and fighters, where the little “steering” wheel is in back behind the […]
RC Aerobatics: The Snap Roll

RC Aerobatics: The Snap Roll

The snap roll is an advanced maneuver that you’ll first encounter in the IMAC Sportsman sequence. It evolves into more difficult variations in the upper classes of competition. It is one of the most difficult maneuvers in which to consistently achieve a high score because it requires a keen sense of timing, throttle management and […]
RC Aerobatics Knife-Edge Circle with a Positive  1 1/2 Snap Roll

RC Aerobatics Knife-Edge Circle with a Positive 1 1/2 Snap Roll

The first time I saw a knife-edge circle was at the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, NV. Seeing an airplane rolled 90 degrees to knife-edge flight and having the pilot push on the elevator stick to initiate the circle while maintaining altitude with rudder was a sight to behold, and it still is! With […]
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