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


Thread: [Acro] Re: Outside Snap

Message: [Acro] Re: Outside Snap

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From: Dan <dlp at>

Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 16:41:30 UTC


I was hoping to see more posts on this topic.

What you describe sounds vaguely like a lomcevak, but I'm not the one to say
for sure (having never done one).

Dan Pichelman <-- flying a Decathlon

From: BONDR at
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 20:42:08 EST
To: acro at
Subject: [Acro] Outside Snap
Resent-From: acro at
Resent-Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 02:43:49 +0100

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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