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From Fri, 1 Jul 2016 for Tony Rocco (Forza)

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Visibility very poor with or without glasses but carried on with Piroflip reversals and the backward inverted to forward inverted reversal.

A good turn out and lots of smiling faces :-)




Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:00

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Practicing a couple of new bits. Piroflip reversals getting no better visually but feel more comfortable on the sticks. Reversing backward inverted ACW to forward inverted CW coming along and a few goes at Nick tocks. Again more comfortable but work needed.


Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

3 flights with my daughter in tow and I rattled them off back to back.

Looks like my motor bearings are at the end of their life......oh the joys!


Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:00

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Just wanted to check my thumbs still work after a hectic Helifest weekend. 3 flights at my Dad's in a much tighter area than usual. Some nice reverb of the blades off the building.




Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:40

Weston Park

Tony Rocco (Forza)

1 flights

Centre stage at Weston after a fellow Chump backed out. I took his place and came 8th and Dean got a deserved 2nd place.




Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:00

Weston Park

Tony Rocco (Forza)

1 flights

Had a flight on the centre peg.

Spent the rest of the time in awe watching Mirko Cesena and Kyle Dahl rip up the sky.



https://www.facebook.com/tony.rocco.505/videos/10153811865396848/


Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Absolutely bucketed down during the end of the last flight but I am getting more confident on some of the weakside stuff and also tried a reversal from backward inverted ACW to forward inverted CW but need to get the heli more nose-in between changes as the circuit began practically near the centre.


Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:00

MK Heli Club

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Had a fantastic day at GR and the Medway Massive were in full force and finished 10th, 11th, 14th & 15th. Well done boys.


Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Perfect weather but felt a little bit wishy washy today. Leapt straight into some weakside stuff...making a point of doing this every flight.

Didn't get my Piro loops today but the sun was in an awkward spot and the field is infested with bugs that are too friendly for their own good.

Also trying to improve my weakside Piroflips. The upright section is still screwy.


Tue, 7 Jun 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Job and knock this morning and some cracking weather!

Had a crack at pirouetting loops. Got one just......fluffed the ending on another........and bailed out of the third (not rescue just my thumbs) 👍👍


Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Spent the bulk of the 3 flights with weakside stuff. Knowing I had rescue it gave me the opportunity to brush up on the muscle memory.

Had to talk myself through weakside forward inverted circuits and (poor) funnels. I know the stick movements and can sim it without issue but at the field it's usually hit and miss (more miss).

For Piroflip reversals I happily 'caught' the heli when out of position/ orientation but on the last flight I was not 100% sure of the exact orientation of the heli during an attempt at a reversing inverted piro circuit. Not willing to chance it I hit the rescue and brought the heli back over.

In fairness I wouldn't have even given it a go as it was a leap of faith and a bit more than I can handle atm 👍


Sun, 5 Jun 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

4 flights

Just about squeezed 4 in. Thought I'd try my own rescue video and did a few moves while engaging it.

Thought I'd make use of rescue in my later flight trying Piroflip reversals. Not pretty in any way shape or form but didn't need to flick the rescue switch at least :-)








Sat, 4 Jun 2016 18:10

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Finally got my flights in today. Very impressed with the NEO so far.








Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Another 3 flights honing in FBL unit 'Brand X'.

Tried the AR bailout on the last flight and on the last go I accidentily hit hold but the HS recovered pretty well and no damage.

Very poor visibility against the overcast sky but I feel like I'm gradually getting back to form. Reversals will be something I'm aiming for soon.




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Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Despite the overcast sky and strong wind I had a blast today.


Mon, 30 May 2016 06:00

WHFC - White Horse Flying Club

Tony Rocco (Forza)

0 flights

Had a cracking day at WHFC/ Zone 2016.

The semi-final saw the remaining guys kick into high gear and put on some stunning displays.




Mon, 23 May 2016 12:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Sun, 15 May 2016 11:50

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

4 flights


Thu, 12 May 2016 10:50

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Snuck in 3 flights to limp over the 100 mark. Did weakside for most of the 3 but the wind made it near impossible to do nicely.


Sun, 8 May 2016 11:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Better session today and the wind didn't bother anyone too much as it was so nice to see the sun.

On the third and last flight I went for some weakside stuff and the wind did make the funnels poor but happy with reversing half piro tic tocs and went as far as to try piroflip reversals, scoring a couple, but at a very safe distance.


Fri, 6 May 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Sun, 1 May 2016 10:40

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Replaced the head dampeners and regreased the thrust bearings. DFC ball links needed replacing on inspection which goes to show how quickly the DFC head parts wear.

Not much going on flight-wise but got a half-decent overspeed in.




Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:35

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights


Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Increased the agility on the heli and generally just had a fly about. Sun was out and a good session with the rest of the chumps :-)


Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:50

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:00

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Undisclosed location for GR calling practice.


Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Gonna need a genny at this rate :-)


Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:45

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Bit of an early one but the weather was fantastic.


Sun, 10 Apr 2016 11:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Got my hands on the new club threads :-)






Fri, 8 Apr 2016 13:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights




Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights


Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:35

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights

Just went to test out my new HK cheapy 4K SJ8000 camera. Performs well for the money but will use a reduced FOV for my next time at the field as the heli still looks too far out. Handles the sun, etc really well.




Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

5 flights

Had some great fun today tried out some bits for a routine. The music may not quite be the right tempo for it :-) Had to save the heli twice today.

Had a go at pirouetting the wave at each segment again but still not totally comfortable. I'll persist with those though. Attempted to rotate elevator tic tocs on the aileron axis but it was rushed and not pleasing to the eye TBH.

Tried the NEO rescue again and it reverses the rudder either way you go. I assume to stop momentum faster and rescue quicker.






Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

1 flights

Got see Dean maiden the Protos Max V2 which he seemed pleased with. After dismantling his Vcontrol for the 6th time this week I think he has his stick tensions where he likes them too.

He put on a stunning last flight worthy of a high GR Freestyle placement and rounded off a nice session.

I got to try Rich's Protos again with a bit more confidence this time.

Also as it came up on Addicts a couple of times I think I have dispelled the rather stupid myth of how nicely the NEO rescue performs a half piroflip. Starting with a slow inverted pirouette and then hitting rescue the heli is over way too rapidly to even remotely ressemble said move.

Anyway, good session and the temp did rise to a reasonable level nearer the end.


Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Gale force winds in the face and cold on the hands but pleased with the flying. Tried out some routine bits and then spent the next 2 flights on Piro Waves which again were ok considering the conditions.


Sun, 13 Mar 2016 11:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Got to fly Scott's brand new SAB Goblin Competion today. Very nice bit of kit and I was nervous flying it.




Sat, 12 Mar 2016 12:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

4 flights

What a great session. Loads of people and banter, overspeeds, Pete cooked a Scorpion motor and did an amazing auto on a very uneven ploughed field. Dean was stepping up his game and I was just milling around but got a go on Pete's 690SX

Had another go with the piro wave. Hopefully it will gel soon enough.






Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:40

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Tried a pirouetting wave a couple of times today. Spent the rest of the time trying to rip the head off the heli in the air.




Tue, 8 Mar 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

4 flights

Had 3 early flights with the 700 and then Rich let me have a try of the Protos Max V2 later in the day. Flew nice and didn't feel heavy at all.


Mon, 7 Mar 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Fri, 4 Mar 2016 12:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Nice to get out again and tried a couple of different orientations.

Dean's flights were awe-inspiring to say the least.

Saw Rich's Protos......ugly thing.......definitely not going to be buying one.


Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:50

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights

Finally some stick-twiddling action!!


Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:50

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

3 flights although I kind of couldn't be bothered. Glad I went in the end to keep the thumbs working. Nothing new to report.




Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:50

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Bit underwhelmed with my flights today. Not coordinated and played it safe which is a complete contrast to my last session. Better days ahead I hope.


Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Had a really enjoyable 3 flights at lunchtime. Tried out a couple of new bits and generally had a bit of fun :-) Would have been a 5 star session but Dean wasn't in attendance :-(





Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

1 flights




Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:00

neXt simulator

Tony Rocco (Forza)

0 flights

Another neXt session and more stuff to work on. Gonna be a busy year I think :-)




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