Tic-Toc, Tic-Toc

Written by Ben Morse on 18 July 2014.

Hello it's Ben again!!! I know I'm very clever with my words:). Anyhow, I was flying my TRex 550e DFC today practicing some 3D maneuvers. Tic Tocs, to be precise. Here's a list of what I am flying, pretty much stock.
  • BL 600 mx motor
  • Talon 90
  • Align 615 cyclics
  • Align 655 tail
  • Scorpion back up guard
  • AR7200bx
  • KBDD 550mm main blades
  • Align 90mm tails
  • Carbon fiber 600 boom.
Now you know what I'm flying with,  maybe I can get a little help.

Today's flying session was mainly me practicing Tic Tocs. I can do them, but they're not where I want them to be. When I do a Tic Toc, I start with positive pitch and back elevator, them applying negative pitch and forward elevator. I let the heli come back around 75 degrees, same with forward elevator.

From all the videos I have watched, everyone seems to have there own style.
How do you do your Tic Tocs?

I am very interested in how everyone does theirs.

The whole reason I'm asking is because I want to do a more aggressive Tic Toc. One where I don't have to come so far back and so far forward. I love how the pros can do Tic Tocs and make it look like they are barley using the elevator stick. That's what I want to learn! 
If you can do these aggressive style Tic Tocs, please can you walk us through your controls step by step? How much pitch your using compared to elevator? When are you applying the opposite pitch? What's your headspeeds? Any info will be great!!! Also if any of you have an easier way to learn Tic Tocs please share. I want this discussion to be for everyone who flies helicopters. Feel free to join in. Even if it's not Tic Tocs let is know what's on your mind.

Also discussions to come:
I'mabout to buy a Synergy e5 and will adding a build report to my blog. It will be a 6s set up. So if you have a Synergy e5 I'm open to ideas on motors and servos. Please keep in mind I want to use HV servos. I will also beusing the new Talon 120 HV ESC with it. That's right, it will be available on July 25th. The Talon 120 HV is already preordered -can't wait to test it out!


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