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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  7. Bruce SNCO

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    I'm ex-Air Force, 1968-1972, was ground crew doing pre-flight and recovery / refuel maintenance on B-52, KC-135, and FB-111. I'll be 70 years old in just a few weeks- can't remember my own phone number most of the time but STILL remember the mission fuel loads of the B-52 and KC-135 flying out of Pease AFB in NH. Was on Okinawa and watched SR-71 sorties in and out of the island. Got into Mavic Pro in May of last year (2018) which got me watching some of those "giant" RC aircraft videos. INCREDIBLE!! You guys building and flying those things are AMAZING!! Back in the 80's I caught an airshow with guys flying 1/4-scale WW2 war-birds and I was blown away!
     
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