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Old 09-18-2010, 12:47 AM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

4 weekends in a row of unflyable weather GRRrr. How do i get to practice with this crap weather. I won't be going to the norsewood event, the nats in January will be my intro to imac competition! i will catch up with the PN club on there aerobatics day soon, and i aim to catch up with the Kapiti guys as well, so i will get some practice in b4 then. heres hoping we get some good weather in the lower N.I. between now and xmas!

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:35 PM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

Hey David, hows the practice going lately? If all else fails, have you tried getting familiar with the routine on a sim?

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Old 09-28-2010, 11:51 PM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

Hi Graham,

I haven't flown in 4 weeks! The weather has been horid, 2 weeks prior to that there was strong winds, 90 deg to our strip, I flew anyway then, but landing was interesting, no crash or nose over, but tricky. i don't own a sim yet so no practice there. I'm unfortunately going to miss Norsewood, no practice makes no fun I will make the nats, and possibly Tok, though 4-5hrs drive is a fair way. i will fly this weekend, and practice the routine with help from another club mate.

Cheers for the encouragement,

David
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:16 AM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

Congratultions Redleader on making it to the Norsewood IMAC. The organises said they would have a serior flyer help the basic flyers with their sequence and they were lucky enough to have Frazer Briggs provide this, a real treat.

Two great days of flying was had on a farm with snow covered ranges in the back ground in ideal conditions.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:46 PM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

Hi David,

How is practice going for your IMAC and the Nats. Having a flying strip 5 minutes a way and with day light saving now you should you should be able to get out in the evenings now, even though some of the weekends are still unflyable. Most of us have 1/2hr+ travel time to fly.

Also, if you are looking at IMAC basic, you should be considering Pattern sportsman as well to make the Nats worth while. You can use the same plane for both.

Cheers
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:24 AM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

Hi hilli,

I have flown the pattern about 4 times total, then my OS 91FSII broke a valve spring, and there were no parts available in NZ or Aus, so my Valve springs are on the way from Tower hobbies, and also some new SS bearings from Rc-bearings.com I was told 2-3 weeks for freight, unless i paid $50 usd for fast freight. I decided that was uneconomic on $2.99 usd parts!

i have a 40 size Super Chipmonk almost flying, so look forward to being airborne again soon.

When i am airborne again, i will be in touch, and try to catch up for some practice and tips

David
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:26 PM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

Hi David, sent you a message directly I think.lol. when you are out at Pnth aeroneers club let yourself be known, we all keen to help each other. Cheers Simon
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:33 AM
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Hi David, hows the practise going?
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:14 PM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

I've got my plane in the air this morning, for the 1st time in 4 weeks. I have replaced the broken valve springs (3 weeks to get to me from tower) and replaced the bearings as well in the os 91. 1st flight will be a shake down of the motor. after that imac basic practice. Haven't had much practice so far, need much more time at the sticks!
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:47 PM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

Hi All,

As an update i have printed out and laminated the 2011 IMAC basic schedule, and have started flying and practising it. I'm making lots of mistakes, and are having trouble exiting manouvers without climbing ( i hold the elevator too long). I just need to do more practice! Each time i'm out flying i am practicing, mostly parts of it, with the occasional attempt at flying it right through.

I was at the nats, and flew on the rally day, and watched 1/2 of the 1st imac day. Was good to put some faces to the names.

But when and where is the next imac comp??? I can't find and info on the nz site.

Happy new year

David
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:57 PM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

Try a nice smooth pull to exit rather than a harder, sharper pull. Gives you plenty of time to anticipate when to hit level flight.
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Hi All,

As an update i have printed out and laminated the 2011 IMAC basic schedule, and have started flying and practising it. I'm making lots of mistakes, and are having trouble exiting manouvers without climbing ( i hold the elevator too long). I just need to do more practice! Each time i'm out flying i am practicing, mostly parts of it, with the occasional attempt at flying it right through.

I was at the nats, and flew on the rally day, and watched 1/2 of the 1st imac day. Was good to put some faces to the names.

But when and where is the next imac comp??? I can't find and info on the nz site.

Happy new year

David
Hi David the next comp is the main event for the year the NZ rumble FEB 17- 20 this is a huge event for NZ with 50 entrys... If you need help with basic send me a personal message and we can help you out there are a lot of pilots down this end of the country to lend a hand and give advice to you if you want.

Take care Hamish Galloway
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:51 AM
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Re: Wanting to start pattern/imac in sportsman class,

David another tip is to add throttle while in the exit radius,,,,,, if you wait until you are already on the level line before hitting the throttle you will be up and down. Just give that a try .
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:55 PM
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Hi David, PN Aeroneers are having club aerobatics this weekend if you're keen to come up.

cheers, Graham
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Try a nice smooth pull to exit rather than a harder, sharper pull. Gives you plenty of time to anticipate when to hit level flight.
Prolly the judges see everything... but during the pullout is when I will do little baby adjustments to leveling wings and adjusting heading.... seems less noticeable than once quasi-level flight has been established....
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