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    Something doesn't seem right to me - when it has the tail pointing at the ground and when it's upside down, it still hovers. How?
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    I thought this was going to be a thread about the most Hail Marys done in a day

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    Holy smokes that's awesome.

    I can see sales of RC helicopters going through the roof after people watch that and try to replicate. And sales of superglue also rising, when said people smash their helicopters to peices....

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Something doesn't seem right to me - when it has the tail pointing at the ground and when it's upside down, it still hovers. How?
    Why is everyone so cynical theses days?? Believe me it is real!!

    Its a '3D' variable pitch, the blade shape is uniform so they just 'flip' the pitch when inverted, there's loads of videos of '3D' flying so this isn't exactly new.

    I've just never seen anyone quite as good at it as this guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amoeba View Post
    Holy smokes that's awesome.

    I can see sales of RC helicopters going through the roof after people watch that and try to replicate. And sales of superglue also rising, when said people smash their helicopters to peices....
    I have a fixed pitch single rotor chopper, just keeping it hovering within a 2m radius without smashing it into the ground is a challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    Why is everyone so cynical theses days?? Believe me it is real!!

    Its a '3D' variable pitch, the blade shape is uniform so they just 'flip' the pitch when inverted, there's loads of videos of '3D' flying so this isn't exactly new.

    I've just never seen anyone quite as good at it as this guy.
    No cynical, it just seemed contrary to how I understood a chopper works.

    I've not come across what you talk about, is it basically meaning they can flip the blade angle backwards (sink rather than lift)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    No cynical, it just seemed contrary to how I understood a chopper works.

    I've not come across what you talk about, is it basically meaning they can flip the blade angle backwards (sink rather than lift)?
    Yep, I think the correct term is collective pitch.

    I don't think it would work well with a full size chopper, nausea inducing I'd imagine!!
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    Make them harder to hit with RPGs though...
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