Learning How to 3D Part 3
If you have got all of the maneuvers down from 3Ding part 1 and 2 it is time to move on into putting them together to make a really nice flight. In this article you will learn how to link maneuvers together and fly to music.
Linking maneuvers together
To accomplish a good 3D flight you will have to be able to link tricks together and make a flight that the action never stops. When you can do this your flight will look very impressive! First lets just put a “line” of tricks together. We will start with a tail slide, and then put a roll into it as the model is traveling backwards, followed by a consecutive stall and fall. This was just a small example of what you can begin to put together! If you are creative then you can do almost anything with the model since most maneuvers can be linked together. A good way to make your flight look good is to have all four flight modes included into it (forwards, backwards, inverted forwards, and inverted backwards). Try not to have too many turns in your flight, even them out with stuff like stall turns, 540 stall turns, ½ cuban eight (half loop and half roll) tail slides, rolling/flipping turn or circuit, etc. I like to end my flights with a nose-in or run-on landings. The best way to end the flight is probably an auto with a run on landing. If you really want to make a really a good flight, make a list up of maneuvers that you can do. Then link them all together and make a flight plan. Give the list to one of you flying buddies and have him read them off to you as you fly your routine just so you do not forget them.
Flying to Music
Now that you have a grasp on linking you maneuvers together we will organize them in a such manner that they will match the music you are flying to. If the music is slow and/or soft you will want to do graceful and lazy maneuvers such as big slow loops, a pirouetting circuit, stall turn, slow inverted figure eights or even just slow pirouettes over one spot etc. If it is fast music then you will want to do aggressive maneuvers such as a piroflip, flips and rolls, death spirals, continued knife edge fall, consecutive stall and fall, rolling/flipping circuits etc.
Now it is time for you to pick a song. It’s best to pick a song with slow and fast parts both, so it looks better and shows that you can do both soft and aggressive flying. I personally picked “Brand New Low” by Treble Charger. If you have a program to download mucic you may want to get this song , listen to it and maybe even fly to it if you so choose. Because it starts out for the first minute slow and kind of soft it gives you a minute to do lazy slow stuff as explained above. Then it starts to get a bit faster and faster which will lead you into aggressive 3D. But then gets slower again and then speeds up again and so on and so fourth. For example at 2:54min of the song you could do a chaos until the rhythm stops and then do some more hard 3D stuff until it gets soft/ends. It is up to you to make stuff up as the song goes on so I shall leave it up to you to figure out the rest. This type of flying will cause your flight to be more enjoyable and certainly grab the attention of spectators or flying buddies!