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Road to aerobatic flying - Just getting started? Post here!

CrazyFastFlying

Well-known member
#1
Hi,

Since getting into fixed wing, I have only flown high wing trainer type airplanes. It's starting to get a little boring just going in circles and doing an occasional loop(I haven't even done a roll yet!:eek:). I decided I want to step it up a notch and get into some aerobatic flying, but I have no idea where to start.

I need someone to walk me through getting/building an airplane, start preforming some simple aerobatics, etc. @SquirrelTail and @Grifflyer seem like guys that could help, correct me if I'm wrong.:)(I've seen some of your videos! You guys can do some pretty cool stuff!)

Some of the questions I have are:

1. Where should I start?
2. What's a good beginner aerobatic airplane? It has to be a FliteTest airplane, I can't afford a prebuilt foam one.
3. Should I start with a simulator?

I'll have some more questions in the future.

Also, If anyone else is just getting into aerobatic flying and has questions, you are welcome to post them here!

Thanks for any help!

Jeremy
 
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Piotrsko

Well-known member
#2
Fly stimulator, add ailerons to current plane. Both will get you started. stimulator is more ECO friendly.... Rolls: at least 3 mistakes high, slap aileron stick full into stop, keep it there, add down when inverted, when upright again recover. Some planes need 5 mistakes high.
 

CrazyFastFlying

Well-known member
#3
Fly stimulator, add ailerons to current plane. Both will get you started. stimulator is more ECO friendly.... Rolls: at least 3 mistakes high, slap aileron stick full into stop, keep it there, add down when inverted, when upright again recover. Some planes need 5 mistakes high.
I do have ailerons on some of my planes. I know how to fly with ailerons. Is there a simulator you recommend that's cheap? I have a MacBook Air.

Thanks for the help!:)
 

Grifflyer

WWII fanatic
#4
Hi,

Since getting into fixed wing, I have only flown high wing trainer type airplanes. It's starting to get a little boring just going in circles and doing an occasional loop(I haven't even done a roll yet!:eek:). I decided I want to step it up a notch and get into some aerobatic flying, but I have no idea where to start.

I need someone to walk me through getting/building an airplane, start preforming some simple aerobatics, etc. @SquirrelTail and @Grifflyer seem like guys that could help, correct me if I'm wrong.:)(I've seen some of your videos! You guys can do some pretty cool stuff!)

Some of the questions I have are:

1. Where should I start?
2. What's a good beginner aerobatic airplane? It has to be a FliteTest airplane, I can't afford a prebuilt foam one.
3. Should I start with a simulator?

I'll have some more questions in the future.

Also, If anyone else is just getting into aerobatic flying and has questions, you are welcome to post them here!

Thanks for any help!

Jeremy
Haha, I don't think I'll be the biggest help, I just go up high, push the sticks in random directions and recover:LOL: After I memorize what the plane does I'll start performing my "stunts"at lower altitudes. I did just order a 3D plane so I'm bound to get better.

A good plane for stunts would be the FT 3D, you don't have to run the craziest throws, start small and start moving the sticks around and see what happens.
 

CrazyFastFlying

Well-known member
#13
Haha, I don't think I'll be the biggest help, I just go up high, push the sticks in random directions and recover:LOL: After I memorize what the plane does I'll start performing my "stunts"at lower altitudes. I did just order a 3D plane so I'm bound to get better.

A good plane for stunts would be the FT 3D, you don't have to run the craziest throws, start small and start moving the sticks around and see what happens.
Yes, your a lot of help! Thanks for the advise!

What airplane did you order?
 

CrazyFastFlying

Well-known member
#15
@Grifflyer isn’t the one to ask - he hasn’t even done a 3D plane yet! ;) @L Edge is the way to go. He has helped me greatly and once I get back into the 3D stuff, I’ll keep on posting here. I need to build a new 3D plane - my Ft-3D isn’t waterproof. I could also Minwax it...
I'll get in contact with @L Edge.

Cool! Maybe we will be building our 3D planes at the same time!