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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Push up hammers


Thread: [Acro] Push up hammers

Message: [Acro] Push up hammers

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From: Klein Gilhousen <kleing at>

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 03:44:57 UTC


  Today I was out practicing the Advanced known sequence in my Extra.  There 
are two push up hammerheads in this sequence.  I've been trying to keep my 
negative g exposure to a minimum so I was only pushing about -2.75 g.  With 
a 120 knot entry speed (the preceding figures only give me about this much) 
I am going about 70 kts once I achieve the vertical.  The problem is that 
when I kick it doesn't seem to want to go.  On a normal hammerhead, I 
normally kick when the airspeed hits 40 knots indicated.  This gives a 
nice, consistent pivot.  But kicking at 40 knots after a push up seems not 
to be working very well.  I was pivoting to the left in both cases.  So 
what's up with this?

Klein Gilhousen, IAC 21489
Bozeman, MT


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