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Circles around a tree on the beach

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by mauiboy86, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. mauiboy86

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  2. poostik

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    Accurate thread title.
    Nice job. I like shorts like this.

    I've been trying to practice this move every time I fly. Any tips? I always lose my circle or the subject. Sometimes I can get a good 360° but it usually falls apart after that.
     
  3. mauiboy86

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    Tough maneuver, I was having trouble as the winds were about 10-15mph coming off the ocean and the NAZA could not compensate quick enough on the rotations.

    I hold the right stick at about 10:30 and 1:30 but compensate as it rotates depending on wind. The left stick is easier but getting it just right takes practice.
     
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    great wee clip there :)
     
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    Done with Home Lock?
     
  6. 4wd

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    You'd still need to rotate more or less in sync.
    If you can get the sync right you don't need homelock because left or right describes a circle as the craft rotates in any case.
    It's a good technique to practice around yourself then around an object some way off.
     
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    Smooth move. Nice job!
     
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    Nice Job.

    Certainly something I need a lot more practice at.

    Nice day here so off to play around the lone tree on the common. My eventual target is the local Church tower.