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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Outside Snap


Thread: [Acro] Outside Snap

Message: [Acro] Outside Snap

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From: BONDR at

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 01:47:40 UTC


OK, back to some acro  :-)

I tried my first outside snap the other day (Pitts S-2B) and I think that I 
could use some help.  I started the snaps at about 100 mph from level 
inverted flight and my first one was a LEFT rudder snap.  I did accelerate 
the snap (just as I do the inside snaps) but the plane recovered at after 1/2 
rotation.  All in all, not a bad way to terminate a new maneuver, but I was 
shooting for a full snap.  I tried a few more and they all ended up as 1/2 
snaps.  So I figured "Lets try it with RIGHT rudder."  Well, it snapped 
nicely (like I expected the left rudder to snap) and I watched the world go 
around about one and a half times then "All Heck Broke Loose."  I'm not sure 
exactly what happened, but further experimentation proved that it was 

So the question is "What's going on and what am I doing wrong?"

Thanks in advance,

Rob Bond
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