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Old 04-04-2006, 01:05 PM
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Having fun with this plane!

Here is a tip, or whatever, that may help. I found that, using slight throttle, I can "drive" the Pogo all over the runway using the flight controls. So I started moving the Pogo fore, aft, sideways, etc. It improved my control reaction markedly. You will notice, by "driving" it while the wheels are still on the ground, how the controls manuever the craft without it tipping over and plunging into a crash. It is like you are constantly hovering, but in reality it is still resting on the ground. But it is very interesting and instructive to try driving it around on the runway.
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:40 PM
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This is great to see how the pogo reacts, but poor to learn how to hover it.

Why?

On the ground, but "light"on the wheels, pulling up on the stick causes the pogo to move "down" or rather move towards it's belly.

In a hover, pulling up on the stick causes the pogo to move "up" towards the pilot's side of the plane.

Likewise the yaw controls reverse when on the ground.

But the ROLL does NOT!

So the pogo behaves differently when on it's wheels, than it does in a hover.

It is as initially confusing as a heli, but without the stability of one.

A fun craft to fly!
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:25 PM
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Ok, here is the best I could do to change the pitch angle of the props.

I was forced to use the Osprey props, which look good on the Pogo, but have the slightly uncharacteristic red/white banding.

You can download the whole plane or just the variant file overwriting the existing one.
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:26 PM
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I am sure that the backward prop is a visual thing only. If it really was fighting the other prop this plane would not have any or little forward movement.
Yep...I'm aware of the only visual aspect, as I included that it still flys just fine...

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Old 04-05-2006, 12:41 PM
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I gotta admit I have as much fun scooter-poopin' this thing around on the ground, as flying it!

Reminds me of toy robot-like handling. Maybe a new Olympic sport called "Synchronized Pogoing"?

Layout a ground course and require the Pogo to navigate it with spins, reverses, and 45 degree vectors requiring scooting sideways with precision!

I haven't had this much fun since the good ol' days of Rock 'em, Sock 'em robots!

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Old 04-05-2006, 12:45 PM
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Yes this plane is fun to move around on the ground and with practice you can put it anywhere you want. You can spin it, move it forward and backward and sideways. Maybe have an online contest where the flyer has to move the Pogo to a certain spot, than take off and do a couple manuvers and then land!
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:46 PM
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How about a multi-player ground slalom with Pogo's?
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:55 PM
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Paint compass points on the nose, and require the pilot to hold true vectors (on the ground) for a given distance, mixing-up the points for difficulty...
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:20 PM
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That would be cool, multiplayer ground course. It would also be great fun to watch everyone's landing
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:58 PM
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Interesting plane, great to see some "not often" modeled planes appearing for G3 (Especially a Warbird)
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