Radio Control Page
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RC Heli Video
More heli videos can be found at helifreak
Radio control helicopters can be flown sideways, backwards, and upside down. High end models have a huge thrust to weight ratio, the result is a model that seems to defy the laws of physics when pushed to the limit as done in this video.
Dynamic Soaring videos, including 301 mph run, at http://www.slopeaddiction.com
More DS videos at http://www.billpattersonart.com/dszone.swf
Dynamic soaring uses wind speed differential to gain energy. In these videos, a strong wind passes over a ridge line, and on the downwind side of the ridge line, there is a zone of nearly horizontal air flow just above a nearly static zone of air. By flying a glider in a circular path that crosses bewteen these zones, air speed is increased by the difference in wind speed. In spite of losses from pulling a high g circle, high speeds are possible as long as the model can handle the strain.
rc glider videos
Laguna Niguel - March 1999
DAW 126 (slope)
Serenity hi res 1280x720
Futaba 8U programming