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Old 09-10-2020, 12:47 PM
johnmcdonnell johnmcdonnell is offline
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Default RV4 Aerobatics First Attempt

A short (2:45 Minute) compilation of my first two solo aerobatic flights in my RV4.

(After several hours of upset, unusual attitude, and aerobatic training with an instructor in a Super Decathlon)

Please be gentle with comments on technique, both aerobatic and video.
My wobbles in flying technique probably due to the death grip I had on the stick. From nervousness with no CFI to save me if I botched a maneuver.

And the GoPro is brand new with only a crude editing program available.
OK... No more excuses...
Hope you enjoy.
John McDonnell
RV 4 Proud Owner
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:22 PM
yarddart yarddart is offline
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Nicely done good flying great video
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:43 PM
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Dang......I loved that. Great video and great flying.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:55 PM
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Default Wow so nice

Lovely music and scenery - oh yes and the RV
Jan Hanekom
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:28 PM
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Great job! Canít wait to finish up and do the same things.
Jeff Parker
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:53 AM
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Thumbs up Sweeet!

John, it looks like you are having a ball! And I really like your approach to aerobatics. You got some great training and then practiced at altitude. I encourage you to take it one step further and get with your local IAC chapter. It's not just about competition but most chapters also have training days where you can learn the finer points of aerobatics and meet some really great like-minded folks. There's a chapter near you. Tell Eric I sent you.

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IAC 58
Conestoga, PA
President: Eric Anderson
Contact: 201-303-1650 |
Meetings: Every 1st Tuesday 10:00 AM
Location: KLNS
500 Airport Road
Lititz PA 17543
Ron Schreck
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Old 09-11-2020, 05:15 AM
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Very nice John! Its time for me to grow a pair and do some of that!
Mike Hillger
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Old 09-11-2020, 05:26 AM
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Looking good John! Remember to always do the same number of rolls to the left and right or else your headset cable will get all twisted up.
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Old 09-11-2020, 05:45 AM
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Thumbs up nice video

Enjoyed the video, music, and editing. Nice touch with the mirror on the right side to show where you're looking during the loop. Look forward to more.
Bill McLean
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lower Alabama
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Old 09-11-2020, 06:14 AM
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Nicely done on all fronts I enjoy doing the same in my 8, none better than Centerline seating for aerobatics, you become one with your machine
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