HOW TO 3D TWO-DISC DVD SET
Precision Aerobatics has released a new two-disc DVD set showcasing Daniel Dominguez flying the
company’s airplanes, with the goal of teaching the viewer
how to fly 3-D. This video replaces the previous two-disc
set, with the main difference being that the previous flight
simulator footage was replaced with actual flying with the
pilot’s transmitter overlaid in the bottom right corner of the
screen during the instruction.
Each of the 14 maneuvers covered—elevator, Parachute,
Wall, Harrier, knife-edge, knife-edge elevator, Waterfall, flat
spins, Blender, Hover, Torque Roll, Snap to Hover, knife-edge
spin, and Rolling
taught in order
This release has
bonus footage of
3-D flying. The
portion has a
run time of
feature a menu
system that offers
fast, easy access to specific footage
instructing on each maneuver. This
is helpful when the viewer wishes to
review certain maneuvers.
If you are interested in instruction about 3-D flight and
want to get a feel for how the material is provided with this
set, you can watch a trailer for the release on the Precision
Because the maneuvers covered in this release match
those of the previous set, people who have the earlier
version will find the material similar, but with an updated
presentation. Those looking into
learning and practicing 3-D flight might
find this useful to learn new 3-D tricks
to try at the flying field.
The two-disc set is available for
$19.95, plus shipping, directly from
Precision Aerobatics: 113 N.
Market St., Winamac IN 46996;
Tel.: (770) 292-9122; website: www.
ESTES PROTO N MICRO
Terry Dunn reviewed the Estes Proto N Micro
Quadcopter. Here is what he had to say:
Just when you thought that multirotors couldn’t get any
smaller, somebody figured out a way to stuff all of those
parts into an even tinier package! The new Estes Proto N
measures slightly more than an inch wide, making it one of
the smallest flying models you can buy. Perhaps the most
amazing aspect of the Proto N’s miniscule size is that it
sacrifices nothing in stability or controllability. This is an
honest-to-goodness precision flying machine. It just happens
to fit in the palm of your hand—with room to spare.
The Proto N is a complete package that includes the
airframe, a 2. 4 GHz radio, and a USB
charging cable. There is also an extra set of
propellers. You only need to provide four
AAA batteries for the transmitter.
The quadcopter has a two-piece plastic
body that covers all of the electronics.
Estes offers the Proto N with a green,
white, black, or red body. Whichever color
you choose, you won’t have to assemble
anything. The Proto N is factory built and
ready to fly out of the box.
Many micro quads on the market come
with equally small transmitters. Some of
those radios are simply too small for adult
hands to comfortably or correctly operate.
That isn’t an issue with the Proto N.
Although the radio is considerably smaller
than a standard RC transmitter, it is plenty
large enough for adult hands.
The transmitter has a compartment
to house the airframe between flights.
There’s no place, however, to store the charging cable. I
remedied that by gluing a small hook-and-loop strap to the
back of the radio on the battery compartment door. This
provides an out-of-the-way place to store the cable and
ensures that it doesn’t get lost.
If you’re new to flying multirotors, micro quadcopters
such as the Proto N are ideal starter models. They fly like
larger machines, but they are so small and lightweight that
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