View Full Version : Elev-8: Beat this!

03-08-2012, 11:21 PM
Ain't nuttin' dis ol' boy cain't do with a plain ol' plane! Fantastic exhibition flying.


Ron Czapala
03-08-2012, 11:33 PM
People that can fly like that astound me! I can barely keep a battery powered park-flyer in the air....

Duane Degn
03-08-2012, 11:50 PM
I can hover a plane. If . . . it has a gyro for the rudder and . . . it's on a flight simulator.

That was amazing. I initially wondered if he had a gyro on the rudder but I don't think he could do many of those tricks with a gyro so I doubt he uses one.

03-09-2012, 12:15 AM
HOLY crap..that is awesome!
I can do some of it...during a uncontrolled crash! LOL... Even with my Super Cub! Usually its a mistake ! lmao

Won't even try with my Spitfire... let alone my Icon A5 !

Darn these guys are excellent !

03-09-2012, 12:23 AM
One big motor, one prop with lots of bite and some big control surfaces on the back end.....sure I could turn that into a smoking hole in the ground!!!

Awesome flying! He made me nervous a couple times when that spiraling tail got close to the ground!

03-09-2012, 12:42 AM
I can't make out the dinner plates on the ground, they must be the small ones...
And I am not so sure that was a figure 8 anyway...:innocent:

Still, that was some pretty cool flying..


03-09-2012, 07:40 AM
How awesome was that! O_o O_o

Imagine the telemetry data if it was loaded with accelerometers, strategically [laced stress guage's e.g. in the wing spar. And a live video feed from the cockpit. Probably would need a supply of sick bags - just in case!

Duane Degn
03-09-2012, 02:57 PM
[laced stress guage's e.g. in the wing spar.

There were more than a few moves that I thought should have ripped those wings off.

Loopy Byteloose
03-10-2012, 02:06 PM
LOL... all I get is the sound. And that alone is quite dramatic.

These days I am building a Foamy 3D electric - just to see if I can learn anything.

03-10-2012, 08:04 PM
erco that kid must have some kind of phsycic link thru the sticks to the plane. That is a very cool video, I would have liked to see a closer look at the pilot.

Loopy Byteloose
03-11-2012, 04:14 AM
Finally got the video. This guy certainly CAN fly. Onecan learn quite a bit about aileron and throttle control from the video. Love the smoke and the noise.

Roy Eltham
03-12-2012, 04:14 PM
It's not flying better, but it's pretty darn cool: http://youtu.be/eA4U-6GmkUw

03-12-2012, 05:42 PM
LOL... all I get is the sound. And that alone is quite dramatic.

These days I am building a Foamy 3D electric - just to see if I can learn anything.

If you want a real thrill after 3D, try the 4D:


I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfTdbbTE77A) can only afford to fly these on my Simulator. :)


03-12-2012, 05:42 PM
Nice find Roy!

03-12-2012, 07:24 PM
No Elev-8, but a (simple) quad:


03-12-2012, 07:50 PM
Definitive a well seasoned heli pilot.

03-14-2012, 12:04 AM
THat is some thrust/weight ratio!

03-14-2012, 04:13 AM
I was THERE!! :)..... one day later (Saturday). If you live withing 100miles of the place, it's worth the drive. They had a pilot bring a jet powered model down the runway at about 20ft altitude in a high alpha..... not gonna tell you what happened to it later.

My favorite was the twin ducted fan A-10 with maybe a 12ft wingspan.

Loopy Byteloose
03-14-2012, 06:33 PM
Who needs a DeLorian when you can have an Audi?

4D? I'd have to buy more channels on a 2.4Ghz radio set up. A rather big price barrier as I am running an old 4 channel 73Mhz set up now.

Pretty soon everything will be a flying rock.