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For all of you guys patiently waiting for the 2010 XFC known maneuvers to be announced, it appears they have! All 2010 XFC known maneuvers listed inside!

For those of you interested, here are the known maneuvers for XFC 2010. Each of these maneuvers must be performed at any time during the pilots known, four minute routine. Generally these maneuvers will take 30-45 seconds each. The rest of the routine is choreographed freestyle.


(1) Pirouetting-Vertical figure of eight with reverse of pirouette direction at each ½ loop

The pilot may enter the maneuver flying either form the left or the right. From level upright flight the pilot will start pirouetting once the helicopter reaches a point just in front of the pilot, the helicopter must continue pirouetting as the pilot executes the first half of an inside loop.
Once the helicopter reaches the point in the loop (at the top) directly in front of the pilot, the direction of the pirouette must change as the helicopter begins to ascend for the first half of the outside loop.
At the top of the outside loop as the helicopter reaches a point in front of the pilot the helicopter must switch pirouette direction again, for the second half of the outside loop.
At the conclusion of the outside loop the helicopter must change pirouette direction again and complete the second half of the inside loop exiting upright and level.

**The helicopter must exit at the same attitude as the entry and both loops must be equal in size, round in shape, and be centered against the pilot.

(2) Rolling-circle with change of roll direction and forward to backward flying orientation at the ½ circle point

The pilot enters the maneuver flying either form the left or the right. From level upright flight the pilot will start rolling (either direction). Once the helicopter reaches a point just in front of the pilot, the helicopter must continue rolling as the pilot executes the first half of the rolling circle.
Once the helicopter reaches the point in the circle directly in front of the pilot (180 degrees) the direction of the roll must change, and the forward/backward flying direction must change as the helicopter begins the second half of the rolling circle. The circle must be at a consistent altitude, round in shape and centered in front of the pilot.

2010 Invitees
Helicopter Pilots
Helicopter Judges
Jamie Robertson – USA Confirmed
Nick Maxwell – USA Confirmed
Bobby Watts – USA Confirmed
Kyle Dahl – USA Confirmed
Daniel Jetchin – Germany Confirmed
Bert Kammerer – USA Confirmed
Matt Botos – USA Confirmed
Kyle Stacy – USA Confirmed
Colin Bell – Canada Confirmed
Ben Storick – USA Confirmed
Dominick Haegele – Germany Confirmed

(3) Piro-Tumbling Loop

The pilot enters the maneuver flying from the left or right. From level upright flight the pilot will start piro-flipping once the helicopter reaches a point just in front of the pilot. The helicopter must continue piro-flipping as the pilot executes the loop once the helicopter completes the loop the helicopter should exit at the same attitude as the entry. The loop must round in shape, and be centered in front of the pilot.

Source: Matt Botos, Futaba-RC

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