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Date: 04/25/12 10:00 AM

27 Responses to Most Insane Kickass RC Helicopter Piloting EVER!

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 9:13 am
    Link: Most Insane Kickass RC Helicopter Piloting EVER! - RC control skills - he has them! Alan Szabo Jr. commanding the Trex 600E Prototype Flybarless
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Guys at SanDisk in Milpitas do this every weekend. Seen it. Not impressed.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 10:25 am
    It`s like a dragonfly on crack!!
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 10:26 am
    swoop408

    "Not impressed"

    dammit, someone remove this link ASAP and get this self-entitled tween something that will impress him immediately!!!! this is unacceptable!
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 10:30 am
    sloppy, seen better
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    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 10:38 am
    It`s like a dragonfly on crack!!

    ^^THIS^^

    And Mcgovern wins the thread!
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2373 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 10:55 am
    Looked good to me!
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    gladhatter Male 50-59
    219 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 11:16 am
    Swoop be doin it better fo realz
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 11:20 am
    I once knew of a chopper pilot in `Nam who did this *exact* same thing, only he was in a Huey, carrying 8 injured Marines and he kept cutting the engine to save on fuel.
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    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
    592 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 11:26 am
    i mean it was cool... but after you`ve watched 10 seconds of it the other 4 minutes is just mindless repetition.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 11:45 am
    Real helicopters can do the same thing.This is lame.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Looks awesome. Moves like a Dragonfly. Pretty loud though D:
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    robosnitz: No pilot in a real helicopter would be able to endure the G forces of a ride like that. I also don`t believe a human sized helicopter could endure that kind of stress on it`s airframe, blades and engine either.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Dragonfly on acid.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    I was never a fan of the Trex 600 or 700. Too bulky and expensive to fix WHEN you crash, and yes, you will crash when flying a collective pitch heli.

    WHile its great to be able to fly outdoors in a good deal amount of wind, I can still pull off all of these tricks with my McpX indoors when its raining. Great for parties and the such. Plus the repairs in the odd crash only range in the 20$ mark as the only things you are bound to break is the struts, swash plate or Rotor wings.

    Though to be fair, the Trex is incredibly more stable and easier to hover inverted than the McpX, but thats half the FUN!!
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    Though I got to be fair, Sorry didnt think of this till after the first post, the Trex series, especially with the flybar is less suseptable to the Torus vortex effect. Pretty much when you are descending, especially close to the ground, the rotor can create a "Dognut" of air that wraps around the rotor and provides less lift. This can cause a sudden drop in altitude and if you are not familiar with how it feels, can wreck your flight.
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    Asino Male 18-29
    137 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    that guy has way too much free time... just like me. he should do less flying and more i-a-b-ing
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    SuperN00B Male 30-39
    270 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    Wate for it... Wate for it... Pewm! Liftoff!

    Aaaaand que awsomeness!

    Also, dont watch this if you get air sick.
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    All I could think of was family guy`s bit about News channel 5`s helicopter pilot, Drunk Billy.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    This vid reminds me of an argument I got into about 8-10 years ago on IAB (yes, I`m that sad) on a post from this same pilot, if I remember correctly.

    His point was the video was clearly fake, as it was obviously played in reverse. I tried to point out how flying a f*cking RC helicopter upside-down was no easier whether it was played forward or in reverse.

    No dice. Anyways there`s my taxi. Shutting up now.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    DavyMid, this video is not in Reverse, nor fake. It is a collective pitch RCHeli. It is rather quite easy once you get brave enough to put the thing in stunt mode and attmept it. Stunt mode (Or stunt settings on some Controllers) move the throttle from just Off/High to a Down/Hover/Up setting. Pretty much this allows you to increase the throttle into the UP position, quickly pull back and when going into the invert, quickly snapping to the DOWN position, but since its upside down it gives it lift allowing it to fly upsidedown. Easy to learn, VERY hard to master.

    From some of my other buddies I have seen do this, this is rather sloppy. Very choppy controls, half done tricks, very LARGE inversion flips due to caution and so on. Look at videos for the McpX on youtube and see how people can get these things flipped withing 3 inches of takeoff.
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 2:33 am
    @Steelgrid, you obviously didn`t read davymid`s post correctly. He was saying it doesn`t make sense to reverse it because it would be just as difficult.
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 4:00 am
    I`m impressed when I see a real helicopter doing that...
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    phyrro Male 30-39
    7 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 4:22 am

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    youlikeicecr Male 30-39
    237 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 9:02 am
    I `aint gettin` on no plane, fule!
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    DJL Male 30-39
    134 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    I`m supposed to be impressed by this but all I see is a buzzy propeller thing flopping around in the air.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    "I`m impressed when I see a real helicopter doing that..."

    When they are autonomously controlled, maybe. That`s only a small step from being armed with missiles.

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