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Old 11-07-2012, 10:09 AM
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Default WillyEyeball Wins Sebring




Rumor has it that Bill McLean won Sportsman at the Fall Sebring IAC Contest in his "Competition Customized" RV-4. Nice job Bill!
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:53 AM
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:07 AM
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Great job Billy!

Old age, inverted spins, and special wingtips. What a combination.

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:08 AM
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Another Great Job Billy here.

Better job Mike. Let's see some photos
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:54 PM
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Wow!!! I knew u could do it. WTG. All that daily practice finally paid off. Can't wait to see some pics or video. Tim
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:51 PM
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Bill got bored with the usual Sportsman figures, and threw in an inverted spin and a vertical roll into his Freestyle flight. I've never seen that before in Sportsman. All scored well. Nice flying Bill!
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:54 PM
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Photos added as requested. Hopefully Bill does not ind me sharing his freestyle!
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:16 PM
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Hopefully Bill does not ind me sharing his freestyle!
I dare any other Sportsman guys to use it! I probably shouldn't say this, but inverted spins actually give you better visibility of the ground under your rotational axis, which many feel makes orientation easier....ONCE you get used to the different sensation, inputs, and inverted sight picture. They just take some adjusting to. Full credit to Bill for taking the challenge above and beyond the minimum requirements of Sportsman. Heck, some would say he's just showing off...sandbagger.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:18 PM
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Congrats Bill-

Bill helped me out when i was stranded in enterprise with an oil cooler line leak, small world afterall!
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:18 PM
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Guess this shows the RVs can compete. Can't believe how much fun many of you potential aerobats are missing. If you have an opportunity to attend one of the contests, you'll understand.
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