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  1. Just now had time to review and comment. I guess...

    Just now had time to review and comment. I guess I shouldn't cast my final "vote" (FWIW) until I've flown a few of these, but right now I'd choose Advanced sequences A, C, and F as decent Known...
  2. Thread: unfair

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    I tried today, and I couldn't fly the version of...

    I tried today, and I couldn't fly the version of the Nats Advanced Unknown (that I thought most energy friendly) without taking an altitude break or busting the top of the box (Factory stock 180 hp...
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    Oh look, this forum just went straight to hell...

    Oh look, this forum just went straight to hell...
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    Alternate Advanced Category

    Just spitballing here. If we have no aspiring AWAC (or possibly Nationals) competitors coming to any particular Regional contest, how about an alternate Advanced category at the CD's (and...
  5. Thread: unfair

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    You and Tony are not coming from the same place...

    You and Tony are not coming from the same place or making the same points for the same reasons.



    You are making uninformed judgements about IAC and what they supposedly care or don't care about...
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    You have talked to "many" Citabria pilots who...

    You have talked to "many" Citabria pilots who would otherwise show up if not for Pitts flying Primary and Sportsman? Shoot, I rarely come across many Citabria pilots who even roll the thing on a...
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    Tony, I'm not very familiar with the old AWAC...

    Tony, I'm not very familiar with the old AWAC rules - I thought it was a restriction on aircraft type and not a handicap system. I read Giles Henderson's article in this month's SA, and thought he...
  8. Thread: unfair

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    I think Wes was talking about a scoring system...

    I think Wes was talking about a scoring system within a contest that recognized the top scoring Pitts pilot across categories, much like the Grassroots award we currently have. One of the various...
  9. Thread: unfair

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    Yeah Tony, when are you moving back to...

    Yeah Tony, when are you moving back to Intermediate so we neophyte bi-wing guys have a chance in Advanced? Missed you at Warrenton buddy!

    Eric
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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.
  17. 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....
  20. Thread: 2014 Knowns

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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...
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