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Old 08-15-2010, 09:36 PM
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BoneDoc's 3D Clinic: Snap-to-Hover

Hi guys, welcome to another 3D Clinic with Josh “BoneDoc” Young and my lovely wife, Inn.
In this edition, I’d like to take some time to talk about doing the Snap to Hover. Everybody loves to see one, and it’s definitely a huge crowd pleaser. With a little bit of practice, it’s a relatively safe maneuver to perform, even down low. You do want to practice this at some altitude in the beginning though until you are more familiar with how your particular aircraft responds to the stick input.

The Basic
The basic of a Snap to Hover is to simply do a deep snap under 3D rates. Assuming you’re at 3D rates, here’s what to consider
- Come in at med – low speed
- Pitch the nose up slightly prior to the snap
- Perform the snap with full up elevator, left aileron, left rudder, and ¾ throttle
- Release the control (especially the rudder) at ¾ way through the snap
- “Catch” the snap with good throttle input, and be prepared to control it into a hover


Avoiding Mistakes
In the video we’ll discuss also some basic mistakes people make which include
- Going too slow (not enough energy to properly snap)
- Starting in a stalled position (again not enough energy for the snap)
- Holding on to the controls (especially rudder) too long, causing the aircraft to yaw to the left
- Too much aileron (not deep enough of a snap)
- Too much elevator (snap going too deep, looking like a tight loop)


Start Small
Also if the thought of doing a Snap-to-Hover on your beloved giant scale model scares the hell out of you (as it used to do to me), consider smaller models as they are cheaper to replace, and they will hold up to nose overs better than the giant scale models would.


I hope you enjoy the video. Have fun and FLY LOW!

Josh “BoneDoc” Young

Special thanks to
- My lovely wife Inn
- 3D Hobby Shop
- Hitec USA
- Castle Creations
- Neu Motors
- ADC Vinyl

Please watch it in HD for best resolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xIu3sIpjYI

Here are the setup on the aircraft on the video as I know some would wonder what the setup are

3DHS 119” Extra 330SC

- Motor Neu 2225 1Y 6.7:1 P62 gearbox
- Castle Creations Phoenix 160HV
- Xoar 32x12
- Zippy 12S 10,000
- Aurora 9 / Optima 9
- Smart-Fly Power expander pro
- HS 7950 (2 per aileron, 1 per elevator)
- HS 7980 (1 on the rudder)

3DHS 103” Extra 330SC

- DA85, Slimline Pitts
- Xoar 26x10
- Aurora 9 / Optima 7
- HS 7950 (1 per aileron, 1 on the rudder)
- HS 7955 (1 per elevator)

3DHS 89” AJ Slick

- Motor Neu 1521 1.5Y on P42 gearbox (6.7:1 ratio)
- Castle Creations Phoenix 110HV
- APC 24x12E
- Zippy 12S, 5000
- Aurora 9 / Optima 7
- HS 5955 all around

3DHS 48” Velox VR-1

- Motor Torque 2814/820T
- Castle Creations Phoenix 45
- APC 14x7E
- Turnigy 3S 2200
- Aurora 9 / Optima 7
- HS 65MG all around
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:26 PM
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Video on You Tube

BoneDoc's 3D Clinic #20 - SNAP TO HOVER (5 min 36 sec)
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:36 AM
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Wow impressive as allways.

That's a nice maneuver but it's more nice that you
shared it with us. Thanks a lot.
Also It's very inspiring to me that you always thank
and mention your wife, as you say, your lovely wife.
Again thanks,
Alfred.
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How cool.
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Re: BoneDoc's 3D Clinic: Snap-to-Hover

Way to go Josh!

Thanks, yet again, for a very informative video!

I absolutely love this maneuver!
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:21 PM
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Thanks Doc! Informative as always. I've been working on this so it was perfect timing for me!!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:38 PM
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Re: BoneDoc's 3D Clinic: Snap-to-Hover

GOOD ONE! I do snaps on take-off all the time but my closed little mind nevers asks "what do I do next?" Since I'm about to go out to the field, I shall endeavor to raise my planes nose and go into a hover. Might even let the nose fall over backwards and go into a inverted harrier and just motor around the field that way until I figure out what I'll do next! Let's fly!
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:24 PM
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Re: BoneDoc's 3D Clinic: Snap-to-Hover

I have been doing snaps right after take off for years. I have been doing walls to hover right after take off for a long time. I have also been doing snaps to hover but not right after take off. Will give that a try next time out. Thanks!
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Thanks Josh. I know my Slick loves the Snap - To - Hover. It usually gets some comments from the peanut gallery too.
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Guys, BoneDoc show's us again. Great video & skills. Let alone does this guy work alot, but takes time out
to teach us how to fly better, thanks Josh & Inn that was nice of you !!
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Re: BoneDoc's 3D Clinic: Snap-to-Hover

BoneDoc, once again, a great and informative video. I enjoy watching the videos but love the music. What song was that? Keep the Faith.
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Thanks for the kind words guys. Much thanks as always to my better half who puts up not only with this crazy hobby, but with this insane job that I have .

The music is "I am Free" by the Newsboys.
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Awsome video as always Josh!Thankyou.
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Thanks for the Video!
I've got a Long way to go...

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You da man BoneDoc.....very nice........now I just have to decode it to Mode 1
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