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Ready for the next level

Flynhi

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Progress has been slow.

Flying from the center panel has been my main focus for the past couple of weeks.

Line equalization prior to each flight is now a must.

110+ F days for the next 4 months.

The next step is learning some fundamental drills.

 

(video has been removed due to a copywrite claim on the music, here is a version with no music)



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Visualize a square 40% the size of your window, straight center window.

Hover facing right in the top left corner.

Clockwise traveling bicycle to the top right corner of the square, finalizing the rotation as you once again face right (hover).

Clockwise traveling bicycle to the bottom right corner of the square, finalizing the rotation as you once again face right (hover).

Anti-clockwise traveling bicycle to the bottom left corner of the square, finalizing the rotation as you once again face right (hover).

Anti-clockwise traveling bicycle to the top left corner of the square, finalizing the rotation as you once again face right (hover).

Kite rotates 360 degrees as it travels from one corner to another, timing the rotation to end just as you arrive on the corner (of your square).

One leg at a time, slowly reducing the pause at each corner until you fluidly "bounce" off into your next leg.

Experiment with:

- Size of the square reference

- Speed of travel

- Speed of rotation

- Breaking rotations up into two parts

- More or less rotations between each corner

- Traveling clockwork (instead of spin)

- Other corner references, like octagon, diamond, etc

Its very doable, just a matter of identifying the rings of the ladder and putting them all together. 

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WOW, UMG will not allow this video to be played in 6 different contries, including the US.

I will upload a version with no music! 

 

THANK you for the drills! If I get time today I will try them all out!

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5 hours ago, John Barresi said:

:clap;

Visualize a square 40% the size of your window, straight center window.

Hover facing right in the top left corner.

Clockwise traveling bicycle to the top right corner of the square, finalizing the rotation as you once again face right (hover).

Clockwise traveling bicycle to the bottom right corner of the square, finalizing the rotation as you once again face right (hover).

Anti-clockwise traveling bicycle to the bottom left corner of the square, finalizing the rotation as you once again face right (hover).

Anti-clockwise traveling bicycle to the top left corner of the square, finalizing the rotation as you once again face right (hover).

Kite rotates 360 degrees as it travels from one corner to another, timing the rotation to end just as you arrive on the corner (of your square).

One leg at a time, slowly reducing the pause at each corner until you fluidly "bounce" off into your next leg.

Experiment with:

- Size of the square reference

- Speed of travel

- Speed of rotation

- Breaking rotations up into two parts

- More or less rotations between each corner

- Traveling clockwork (instead of spin)

- Other corner references, like octagon, diamond, etc

Its very doable, just a matter of identifying the rings of the ladder and putting them all together. 

Sounds like a dancing 2 step - travel forward and down, moonwalk back and up! Then reverse!! Down and forward, up and back! Sounds like a challenge!!

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