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From Thu, 1 Sep 2016 for Tony Rocco (Forza) at Medway Massive RC

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Much better session today and a good turnout. Didn't hit the Piroflip Reversals today but did try a Piro Tic Toc loop CW.


Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

4 flights

Had my first try of the MSH Brain fbl unit. Flew on stock 3D preset and it performed well in the windy conditions. Rates could do with being a little faster but otherwise all very confidence-inspiring.


Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:10

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:20

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Just greasing the thumbs.


Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:40

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Slowly getting my confidence back up. Optimizer flight first then 2 just milling around flights.


Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:45

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights

Got some really good mates and one has loaned me his Raptor E700 to use till I get back on my feet. Maidened it this evening and feel like I'm getting the confidence back now :-)




Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

1 flights

Another loaned flight of a Protos V2.


Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

1 flights

Pinched a flight on my mate's Protos Max V2


Sat, 6 Aug 2016 10:00

Ashford Radio Aeromodellers

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Started off well with an optimizer flight and a nice 2nd flight although the tail fin stuck in the ground on a nose-in landing. One end of the TT unscrewed but at least the tail blades survived. I didn't even realise that Align had stopped pinning the ends of the TT!!

Was going to pack up and leave it there but was offered a TT out of someone else's model. Quickly swapped over, checked everything on the bench and before takeoff. Heli spooled up ok but then the tail let go......2 seconds and it was all over. Model wrecked, NEO case clips broken even though nothing hit it. Total disaster. Rechecked gears at home and still none the wiser as to why it let go???




Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

6 flights

Poor visibility today and not a great deal of confidence behind the sticks. Took Connor's advice on the reversals and it's showing some promise. Also had a crack at WooHoos which may or may not be technically correct but look ok.

Oh yeah....my thumb slipped of the stick mid Piroflip but thankfully had my brain engaged.


Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

5 flights

Great weather and a mammoth session at the Medway Massive. Had some handy tips from Connor and some superb flying on display. Had a go with his Blade 270 CFX....Piroflips really nice on stock settings but tail gain needs reducing.






Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:00

Bartons Point Model Flying Club

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights

Nice catch up session with Dean.


Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:15

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights


Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:25

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights

Really need to get a 3rd flight pack sorted!!!!!!

Another couple today and some moves are coming together nicely.


Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights

Poor visibility and caught some of the showers but not a bad session. Trying to string things together and having another bash with the tail-wagging loop.


Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:20

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights

Nice enough day for it. Attempted a tail-wagging loop on the first flight. Not tried these on the sim or IRL before but an opportunity arose and I went with it. Got one passable Piroloop out of 3 today.




Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:50

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights

Down one pack as a cell went on one of my Gens Ace so down to 2 flights for now.

Not really with it today but trying a funnel figure 8 with piro crossover both sides. The return side is a bit of a mental stumbling block and very hesitated.

Didn't hit a single Piro loop today :-(


Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:00

Ashford Radio Aeromodellers

Tony Rocco (Forza)

6 flights

Not a bad session at Ashford. The wind gradually picked up as the day went on.


Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights


Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Carrying on with the regulars today. Didn't hit my Piroloops so well today but had a go at a funnel fig 8 nose down one side and also Piro tictocs with right rudder. Lots more Piroflip Reversal today (nearly 2 minutes worth in one flight) and a really nice final flight that, although unitidy, had a nice mix of stuff in it.





Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:10

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

3 back to back flights continuing with Piroflip reversals which are slowly looking better although I need to rethink the changeover as changing rudder one way gives an okish Pirowobble but the other results in a tilted disc which I just correct when doing my stronger side Piroflip. Weakside Piroflips are becoming more natural to the thumbs which is a bonus.

Also trying out some other little touches here and there and Piro Loops will be next on the agenda.

Not a bad morning overall.




Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Went straight up on the first flight and into Piroflip reversals but later on in the flight I got it wrong and kept stirring away as I usually catch it but was just about to go in before rescue. Not enough punch for a decent climbout but the heli was saved and it only cost me a pinion as I snapped a tooth.

Went much better on the 3rd flight.


Sun, 17 Jul 2016 19:40

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

More Piroflip reversal practice. Got some Nick Tocks in today and a few other bits I am working on after being motivated by the flights at AIR. More tomorrow hopefully.


Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:00

WHFC - White Horse Flying Club

Tony Rocco (Forza)

1 flights

Just a quickie.


Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00

WHFC - White Horse Flying Club

Tony Rocco (Forza)

2 flights

Nice couple of flights after arriving at AIR.


Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Pre-AIR funfly flights. Nothing new to report.


Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Feeling much more comfortable with the Piro Pogo now and slamming it towards the deck inverted without the pucker factor.

As for Piroflip reversals, they are still all over but getting more in a row and the thumbs seem to be getting there with the weakside Piroflip.

All ready for AIR tomorrow.




Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:40

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

I have increased the agility in the NEO to 110% and after a little bit of getting used to it seems to have helped with some of the manoeuvres. I did struggle on the first flight to get a weakside Piroflip on the go but faired better on the last flight.




Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:30

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Still chipping away at Reverse Piroflips, Piro Pogos and reversing inverted circuits on the elevator.

Still hit and miss from day to day.


Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:00

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

3 flights

Not in the mood today but it was great being heckled by Connor on my home turf, not to mention Connor getting his haircut while flying continuous 3D for over 10 minutes was amazing!!!!


Sun, 3 Jul 2016 09:10

Medway Massive RC

Tony Rocco (Forza)

5 flights

Had 3 flights on my 700 and one each on Scott's NX4 and Goblin 500.

A great session and plenty of practice which every now and then looks like it's paying off.








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.




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