Over a decade ago I saw a Cessna 150 with a busted back window… there was a reason it was busted. If you don’t actually know what you’re doing, you are actually endangering the lives of those underneath you.
That wasn't a barrel roll. That was an accidental split-s and some lucky ass people.If you're not a troll, you're lousy at google. Many examples of people rolling things like 172s and other foolishness. Here's just one:
Doing aerobatics in a plane not rated for them is pretty dumb for a myriad of reasons.
That wasn't a barrel roll. That was an accidental split-s and some lucky ass people.
In the Cessna 172 POH you will find a section on Limitations, and aerobatics other than spins or chandelles and the like are forbidden. There are some really good reasons for that, such as structural strength or upset recovery times. People, especially impulsive and invincible newbie pilots, have tried stuff like that and either lost control and crashed, or wrecked the airplane by overstressing it. The owner is never impressed when the mechanic finds wrinkled skins or cracked components. And the FAA (or Transport Canada) take a very dim view of it and don't hesitate to issue a big fine or revoke the pilot's certificate.Curious if anyone has rolled a cessna 172, curious how they respond vs a citabria ( that’s all I’ve rolled)
Pls no hate, just trying to gather knowledge!
It sounds like you might be playing with a computer flight sim. It is NOT the same. Most flight sims are fairly forgiving so as to avoid frustrating the user. The real airplane just eats you alive.
Yes. Having farted around in a C152 aerobat I can say it will quit as you push through zero G. Positive G restores the noisy thing up front.I have no experience with the sims, so I'm curious: will a 172 simulator shut down the engine in 0 or negative g flight? Fuel is gravity fed in the real bird, but I don't know whether that's simulated.
Yes. Having farted around in a C152 aerobat I can say it will quit as you push through zero G. Positive G restores the noisy thing up front.
An aileron roll is positive g throughout (might get close to zero at the top), so no harm to the engine. A barrel roll is always positive g throughout, it's really more of a rolling loop.An aileron role would be dangerous to the health of the engine. A barrel roll can stay marginally positive G throughout if done properly.
It’s all fun and games - until it’s not.