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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Vertical rolls-to the right in Pitts



                


Thread: [Acro] Re: Vertical rolls-to the right in Pitts

Message: [Acro] Re: Vertical rolls-to the right in Pitts

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From: RIHNAIRCO at aol.com

Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2002 02:12:24 UTC


Message:

Two suggestions which you may have already tried.

1) Trim the aircraft for zero lift trim before doing vertical rolls.  To do 
this trim the aircraft in cruise for upright flight.  Note the position of 
the trim lever.  Then trim the aircraft for level cruise inverted flight.  
Note the new position of the trim lever.  Before doing vertical (ascending 
rolls) put the trim in this intermediate setting.  Naturally this will 
require you to hold back pressure when level upright and forward pressure 
when level inverted.  These skills are easier to learn than proper stick 
positioning fore and aft when going vertical watching the airspeed and trim 
requirements constantly changing.

2) Use both hands on the stick. The upper arm/elbow/hand unwanted but natural 
movement of one arm/hand might be overcome by opposite arm/hand limitations.

Hope this helps,

Dick Rihn
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