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Blimey, 5 metre's he must have just let it go!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Had the pleasure to watch ,and compete against Arian .He has a unique style of flying .

I believe this competition was being flown at his home club field ,so may have had some local knowledge.

There are some you tube videos off him competing  at a previous comp at the same venue ,well worth a look if you can find them.

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Over on a different group, one of the competitors says that they fly fast after motor shut off for the duration of the extra 10 secs that the Altis waits , then zoom to 15 to 20m.  He says it's pretty standard practice, with hazards.    

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Agree with Wixy. Seen Arijan fly and flown against him many times as well. Quite extrodinary talent.

The other big names fly just like any other good pilot but a little bit better with a bit more consistency. Like Joe Wurts, Daryl Perkins, Philip Kolb etc. The sort of thing you think could be attainable given lots and lots of practice and major commitment.

But watching Arijan its different. It doesn't seem quite possible how he keeps a plane up in the same air other top pilots fail in. Or when you see his model down very low he always finds something (or nothing) and keeps it going to make his time.

But he doesnt excel quite so well in windy conditions. The f3j WC in South Africa proved that in 2012.

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Apparently he was using a light model with a very powerful motor .Launching low (5mtr) and close in ,turning very tight knife edge turns for 30s plus 10 then using the speed to zoom an extra 15 to 20 mtrs .

lots of complaints by other pilots that it is a dangerous (but within the rules) tactic .

There is already talk of proposing new rules to prevent it becoming standard practice .

G.

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