What is your flying skill level?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Camino Ken, Jul 20, 2019.

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What is your flying skill level?

Poll closed Aug 3, 2019.
  1. Level 1 - one direction

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Level 2 - two simultaneous directions

    33.3%
  3. Level 3 - three directions at the same time

    33.3%
  4. Level 4 - three simultaneous directions plus camera tilt

    33.3%
  1. Camino Ken SNCO

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    I was thinking about how far I have come since I started flying my M2P. I was trying come up with an objective rating number to indicate my skill level and came up with the following.

    Level 1 - I can fly smoothly in one direction.

    Level 2 - I can fly smoothly in two directions simultaneously. Example: up and forward

    Level 3 - I can fly smoothly in three directions at the same time. Example down +diagonal + rotate

    Level 4 - I can fly smoothly in three directions simultaneously and gradually tilt the camera
     
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  2. Bruce SNCO

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    Good rating system!

    I'm currently "fair" but improving at level 3 and only recently beginning to see traces of level 4 evolving. The past couple weeks I've begun to see "traces" of fairly smooth gimbal-tilt. But I have to do this constantly "warning" myself- WATCH YER ALTITUDE-WATCH YER ALTITUDE!

    What's happening is that my focus on the smooth gimbal-tilt is causing me to forget that I'm holding steady the left stick either to climb or descend. The gimbal-tilt throws off my sense that my altitude is changing. I've found myself starting a maneuver finishing the gimbal action...and my AC is at 500 feet! Only once- so far- did I find the opposite, that I had gotten dangerously LOW!
     
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  3. Flycaster NCO

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    You forgot "Level 5": DANGEROUS.....;):D
     
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  4. Don Keightley NCO

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    Ex combat pilot with 40 years of building and flying R/C model up to giant scale, including helicopters. Competent at Level 4
     
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  5. Don Keightley NCO

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    Always a rule in aviation and skydiving. Two good reminders:

    "Thre most useless thing in aviation is altitude above you"

    in Skydiving: "Take not thine altitutde in vain, for the earth shall rise up and smite thee"
     
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  6. Aaron Arce NCO

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    31/2 lol still trying to keep from jerky movements every now and again
     
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