Originally Posted by haulin79
What does 3D stand for?...As opposed to flying in 2 dimensions?
Originally Posted by shurcooL
Yeah, pretty much. 2D as in mostly going in the same horizontal plane, just turning left and right and changing the elevation by a little. 3D means highly acrobatic flight, with no regard to where the horizontal plane is.
I'm just guessing based on what I've seen. I've heard them refer to 4D flight when the plane has a variable-pitch-prop, meaning it can fly forward or even backwards.
It's just a name though. It's not a precise scientific term.
As shurcool said it is not a scientific term, just name.
Instead of flying like a regular airplane 3D flying looks like something you would never see a real air plane, It mostly refers to hanging the plane verticaly on the prop. A good 3D plane will have a 2:1 thrust ratio and use slow, large diameter props to move a lot of air across enlarged control surfaces.
I have been flying for a long time but it didn't do much for me but 3D got be hooked. I fly all electric and mostly small foamies.
Here is a video that show someone flying normal then some 3D, also it is a ton harder than it looks.