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Old 12-15-2011, 07:34 PM
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Default RV-X Factor: in the vertical...

Here is a short iphone video practicing vertical rolls and "stayin in the container" in honor of my good friend Jim Swick. Featured aircraft: RV-X.

Smokey

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um3MZwrqPhQ
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:52 PM
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Loved it. Nice music too.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:52 PM
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Totally awesome Smokey!!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:57 PM
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Did you even break a sweat?

Too cool!
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:18 PM
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Looked like fun!!!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:46 PM
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RV double vertical roll? Ha! Even in the Pitts, by the time I've completed the second roll, it's just a torque roll at this point, and it's on the way back down. It only counts if the ailerons still work when you finish the roll. I saw some 3/4 rolls before you pulled out of them. How much more can you get out of the Rocket?

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Old 12-16-2011, 01:59 AM
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Cool stuff Smokey! To paraphrase ZZ Top, "Saw it in the X"

Good X factor...me like! I think we should try to answer the mail on Sandifer's (Eric's) last question! What say you?

Cheers,
Bob
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:34 AM
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Default Say Smokey

IIRC, your airplane is carbed, not FI, so during your recovery from the vertical rolls, do you simply add elevator to recover and keep things positive G?

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Old 12-16-2011, 06:24 AM
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Default Rolling the wrong way

I think you would do a little better if you rolled to the left. Should be faster roll rate.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:35 AM
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Smoke, beautiful video and flying. Just wish you'd come visit us at one of our IAC meets so the hard core acro types could appreciate how well the RVs can perform at Sportsman level with a good pilot.
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