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Old 04-30-2019, 05:50 AM
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WOW, I am absolutely shocked about such an arrogant and ignorant post, no wonder that IMAC is on such a steep decline! You guys really think that you are something better and the rest of us is just too stupid to fly a plane without a gyro, huh?
Pretty sure Mithy's comment was tongue in cheek.
Lighten up.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:43 AM
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They were allowed or people were using them?
I first flew IMAC in 1998. I do not recall seeing, or hearing, of anyone using gyros in competition. And I know for a fact from at least 2000 forward they were not allowed.
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:26 AM
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Judge,

I don't believe they were openly used either.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:03 PM
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Judge,

I don't believe they were openly used either.


And honestly, with gyros, it seems counter to what precision aerobatics is striving for. The attempt at and progress towards the best and most precise piloting of our aircraft.
Letting a gyro do the work is not how you get good at precision, Its how your gyro gets good at precision.....kinda silly
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:31 PM
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I don’t know how you can execute the ‘zero of eight’ without one.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:54 PM
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I don’t know how you can execute the ‘zero of eight’ without one.


That's easy. With one you do it and feel you got helped.
With out one you do it and feel you really accomplished
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:35 AM
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I first flew IMAC in 1998. I do not recall seeing, or hearing, of anyone using gyros in competition. And I know for a fact from at least 2000 forward they were not allowed.

I first flew IMAC in 1993. Single axis piezo gyros were a thing for a couple of years, usually on the rudder. Since we were mostly flying 72-80" wingspan aircraft, they really didn't do much more than clean up the top of a long up line because we just didn't have the power/weight ratios seen today. Because they were expensive, hard to set up, and marginally effective, they never really caught on widely. I think they were most used from 1995 to 1997 then they started getting frowned upon when the whole computer radio debate started.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:20 AM
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well...you could show up at a contest and say the gyro is for safety... and the BOD cannot say no. That ship has sailed.
Just to clarify Curtis's post. This is absolutely not true.

A CD ALWAYS has the right to ground a pilot at an event.

If a pilot claims that they can not fly safely without a gyro, and gyros are not allowed at an event, then the pilot is in essence claiming they can not fly safely at the event and should be grounded.

This subject came up in the pylon community and was referred back to the SIG to determine how they would like to address within the scope of competition.
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