Patrolling the gravel bars

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by motoadve, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. motoadve

    motoadve Pre-takeoff checklist

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  2. MajorTurbulence

    MajorTurbulence Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Inspite of the aircraft markings, the Garmin 496? and HUD belie any attempt to obfuscate what decade this run occurred, if any uncertainty was intended.
    Also, maybe a little more top rudder (or elevator push) could have been employed when going in and out of inverted in the roll. But obviously all in all good fun.
     
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    No one knows what "top rudder" is anymore.
     
  4. MajorTurbulence

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    Are you speaking for everyone else but not you, or are you including yourself. If an explanation is needed, I’ll give one: it’s the rudder pedal generally above the horizon when at different parts of a roll. If your rolling to the right, as demonstrated in this video, the left rudder pedal becomes the top rudder which is gradually pushed harder to knife edge (to keep the nose above the horizon) and then a gradual release during the first part of rotation to inverted. Then as the roll continues, the right rudder becomes top and is pushed gradually harder at knife edge (to keep the nose above the horizon) and gradually relaxed when arriving upright. In the roll, one also needs to gradually incorporate more forward elevator(to keep the nose from dropping below the horizon) when near and at inverted only to relax it when coming out of inverted to avoid scooping out off your rotational heading.
     
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