Just the basics

Discussion in 'Aerobatics' started by Horse, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Horse

    Horse Ejection Handle Pulled

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    Ever since I was a little boy I've wanted to get upside down in a plane. What are the basic motions for me to do a basic roll in a C172? Do I just keep banking until it completely turns over? Do I need to do anything with the elevator? Just some basic step by step instructions would be great.

    I just want to be upside down briefly nothing fancy.

    Please this is a serious question. If you have nothing to add please just move on and let those who know respond to me.
     
  2. neilw2

    neilw2 Pre-takeoff checklist

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  3. Stingray Don

    Stingray Don Line Up and Wait

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    I heard the first step is to cool the engine.
     
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  4. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    I suspect you know the steps quite well.
     
  5. Mason

    Mason Pattern Altitude

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    Just do half a loop and stop at the top.
     
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  6. Cooter

    Cooter Line Up and Wait

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    Which airport are you at? I'll come and try it with you, how hard can it be? We can watch some YouTube then go give it a shot. How many planes have you seen crash inverted? It's not like you'll get stuck there.
     
  7. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Upside Down in An Airplane for Dummies is out! :lol:
     
  8. unsafervguy

    unsafervguy Line Up and Wait

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    you cannot do it in a 172, it does not have a red handle............
     
  9. Jeff Oslick

    Jeff Oslick En-Route

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    :popcorn:
    We're gonna need a bigger bag (of popcorn)
     
  10. Somedudeintn

    Somedudeintn Line Up and Wait

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    Just put in full left elevator right after you lift off. Make sure you have full fuel tanks because the 172 has this known issue where it can have some problems feeding fuel upside down if the tanks aren't full. Report back to us. Or don't.

    Btw, you might want to do this near a hose in case the engine gets too hot.
     
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    Somedudeintn Line Up and Wait

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    I've been around the block so you guys can trust me. Don't listen to these other people who say it can't be done.

     
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  12. DFH65

    DFH65 Cleared for Takeoff

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    Here are the steps.
    1. You put your right foot in
    2. You take your right foot out
    3. You put your right foot in and you shake it all about.
    4. You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around

    and well that is what it is all about.
     
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  13. Mason

    Mason Pattern Altitude

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    Sounds a little hokey.
     
  14. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    An upside down horse usually means it's time to shoot it.
     
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    Everskyward Administrator Management Council Member

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    The horse has left the stable...
     
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    midlifeflyer Final Approach

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    Roll, schmoll. Hammerheads in a 172 are far more interesting (yes, I actually was in one) and have the same regulatory "blessing."
     
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    midlifeflyer Final Approach

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  18. deonb

    deonb Line Up and Wait

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    Buy a new aircraft on a loan with a 15% down-payment.

    There, you're upside down.
     
  19. Ryanb

    Ryanb En-Route

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    Looks like the Admins pulled his CAPS handle already.
     
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    FastEddieB Final Approach

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    Thank you.
     
  21. Stingray Don

    Stingray Don Line Up and Wait

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    Hope he wasn't inverted at the time!
     
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  22. Wade

    Wade Pre-Flight

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    over under on the OP's age? I take under 15 for 5 bucks.
     
  23. Don Quixote

    Don Quixote Filing Flight Plan

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    I believe he said he had been around the block a few times.
     
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    Says a new guy with 2 posts. Hmmmmmm....................