FAI WAG 2015 Highlights

eg: stopmotion, new-york, street
Some of the videos from the 2015 WAG are awesome, but if you have missed them, here is one that I think is a must see! Wonderful compilation.

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  • Tony  Castillo
    by Tony Castillo 2 years ago
    Some of the videos from the 2015 WAG are awesome, but if you have missed them, here is one that I think is a must see! Wonderful compilation.
  • Ted Hunting
    by Ted Hunting 2 years ago
    really cool video! Thanks for sharing Tony! making me want to go flying tomorrow w a break in the rain!
  • Tony  Castillo
    by Tony Castillo 2 years ago
    Thanks Ted. These great videos from the WAG are all over social media, but I figure I put it here because some may not really be much in the other social media... and this one is a must see. It is great summary with awesome shots! incredible how these pilots are pushing the limits of their trikes. They got an exception waiver to do the 90 degree turns they are doing!
  • Tony  Castillo
    by Tony Castillo 2 years ago
    BTW, you see a yellow QuikR do a nice banking turn early in the video. That is Todd' trike ... I can;t tell if is Todd himself flying in the particular shot, but that is the trike he was competing with. He shared that trike with 2 other competitors.

    I will search some for a nice video of Todd flying to share here, for those that may not be seeing those in other social media.
  • Larry  Mednick
    by Larry Mednick 2 years ago
    Awesome!
  • white eagle
    by white eagle 2 years ago
    thanks for posting should settle any arguments about strength to the uninformed. Some of those g turns would pull the wings off a few ga aircraft. they don't call it QuikR for nothing tony awesome
  • Todd Halver
    by Todd Halver 2 years ago
    Great video!
  • Tony  Castillo
    by Tony Castillo 2 years ago
    On important note you may be interested in knowing. The P&M QUIKR trikes you see are all stock... pretty much identical to what I fly everyday. They did some tuning to the wing to adjust to the race (ie. change in batten pattern), some took wing fins off to enhance roll rate, and some adjusted the pitch prop for higher RPM.... pretty much all else is no different that what is delivered to the end user.

    So, watching these amazing pilots take these trikes to the limits and to see the extreme banking turns, high G's, hard landings, pushed take offs, etc... shows that even in our normal day-today flights ... and even when we push these trikes a bit ... we are not even close to the limitations of these extraordinary machines. I am not sure you , but to me is very reassuring! and that applies not just to the P&M, is pretty much like that for all .. at least all manufactured built .. as they are tested to those extremes (and more)

    I am not sure if the other trikes have been modified and that is why I do not comment on those. Chances are most are pretty much also stock with some specific tuning (just like P&M did). I know only of one French trike that was purposed built for this competition and was actually giving the QuikR a run for the money. I hear it could take off in 40 meters (130 feet), and had some sort of flaps (but I can't confirm)...
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