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    His 450 Stearman definitely had inverted systems....

    His 450 Stearman definitely had inverted systems. Flying inverted in any airplane with inverted systems is nothing special from a difficulty or skill standpoint. Stearmans fly inverted OK. Would not...
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    Nobody ever said that. You were implying that...

    Nobody ever said that. You were implying that it's unfair to expect everyone to be able to fly like Giles Henderson. All I am saying is that Giles has basic aerobatic skills, and has put in the...
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    Those who are new to competition often fixate on...

    Those who are new to competition often fixate on the "competition" aspect and how well (or badly) they think they might do. Most experienced folks see "competition" as an opportunity to hang out with...
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    I was only basing my conclusion on your...

    I was only basing my conclusion on your statement, "Being new, I don't know a lot".



    I'm still unclear what your major gripe is. Do you take issue with the fact that you once heard that...
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    I must be blunt - you are making a lot of...

    I must be blunt - you are making a lot of judgments and jumping to many conclusions based on very little experience. If you want to prohibit Extras in Primary, you might as well prohibit Decathlons....
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    You must realize that as a 7ECA owner with an...

    You must realize that as a 7ECA owner with an interest in competing IN THIS AIRPLANE, you are an extreme minority. Even among 7KCAB (inverted systems) owners, something like 5 out of 250 registered...
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    You wouldn't understand unless you knew the...

    You wouldn't understand unless you knew the history of this poster, especially on another forum.
  8. All things being equal, the switch to the wood...

    All things being equal, the switch to the wood prop will give you a little less performance, less vibration, much less stress on the crank flange (if you're into acro), less flywheel effect (may need...
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    Ah, this subject again. 'rppearso' has posted...

    Ah, this subject again. 'rppearso' has posted this same broken record story on several forums in the last few years. Has been banned from a few. Already been through it here a couple years ago. Don't...
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    Ah this old gem, back from the dead. :-) Above is...

    Ah this old gem, back from the dead. :-) Above is the real answer...whatever works and whatever you like to do. But IMO, there's no practical reason to slip all the way down final in any airplane....
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    Board has approved them, so these are most...

    Board has approved them, so these are most definitely next year's Primary thru Intermediate Knowns.
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    Interesting change to the Primary sequence. I see...

    Interesting change to the Primary sequence. I see in the table of contents a reference to "Primary RV / No spin sequences discussion", but didn't see any details related to that. Curious if there's a...
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    Frank- nice write up, but I think you should look...

    Frank- nice write up, but I think you should look at it the other way around. Consider continuing aerobatic training as a way to push your flying skills rather than thinking you need to develop some...
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    I have a hard time believing anyone is that good...

    I have a hard time believing anyone is that good in such an unpracticed scenario. Plus you can hear the sound of the prop hitting the pavement as it spins down, followed by the continuous scraping...
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    I assume you mean the IAC Known? If so, Fig. 9 is...

    I assume you mean the IAC Known? If so, Fig. 9 is a half loop up with 4x2 on top, meaning 4 points of a 2-point roll. Two full rolls (720 degrees of rotation), but with a hesitation at each 180...
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    Interesting...never seen a vertical up snap in...

    Interesting...never seen a vertical up snap in Advanced (Proposal E). I vote for Proposal D. Thoughts based on flying a stock 180 hp Pitts S-1S:

    Proposal A - good energy/flow except for the line...
  17. Russ - IMO, exact height position of the...

    Russ - IMO, exact height position of the horizontal line of the sighting device is not important. Like you say, the fore and aft location of the vertical line is more important. But even if the...
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    Wes, not sure which post or which point you were...

    Wes, not sure which post or which point you were responding to, but if it was mine, you may have misunderstood what I was saying. Yes, in your example, airspeed will increase and you will be getting...
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    I think it's a fairly pointless exercise to try...

    I think it's a fairly pointless exercise to try to think about what the "stall speed" is for all different possible combinations of bank angle, G-load, climb/descent, pitch angles, etc. There are too...
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    As suggested, forget the camera idea. The Pitts...

    As suggested, forget the camera idea. The Pitts doesn't have poor visibility, it has different visibility...if you are accustomed to a Cessna or Citabria. You can see everything you need by flying...
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    I assume you're looking for an instructor who...

    I assume you're looking for an instructor who will fly with you in your Eagle until insurance requirements are met? You will of course not find an Eagle "for hire".

    I would imagine Pitts time...
  22. Nice video Andy. Criticism alert... :-) For an...

    Nice video Andy. Criticism alert... :-) For an aerobatic contest, I would much rather see flying footage of some of the normal program flights, not the 4-minute Free stuff. Seems even most of the...
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    This is one of those topics that has been written...

    This is one of those topics that has been written about ad infinitum, elicits strong opinions on technique and preference...and I'm always a sucker for. :-) So, I guess I'll pile on a few of my...
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    How much -G did you see? Most new aerobatic...

    How much -G did you see? Most new aerobatic pilots hate -1G. Then they get used to it and then hate -3G inverted turns. Then they get used to it and don't mind pushing -4 to -5G push ups/outs. You...
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    New Aerobatics Forum

    Any acro junkies on here check out and register at this new acro forum that just launched yesterday. Not to compete with participation here, since this site exposes acro talk to those who would...
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