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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Luscombe spin


Thread: [Acro] Re: Luscombe spin

Message: [Acro] Re: Luscombe spin

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From: Frank <frankgorham at>

Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 03:30:32 UTC


           Actually the T-41/172's of that vintage which I flew would give 1-1/2 to 2 turns max and then into the spiral where it was a race to prevent exceeding Vne or an engine overspeed in recovery.

            Cheers,  Frank
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: AMSnaproll at 
  To: acro at 
  Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 3:50 PM
  Subject: [Acro] Luscombe spin

  Sure, you simply limit the elevator travel so that the airplane will not propogate deeply enough into the stall to sustain autorotation. Some of the late '70's 172s were like that, even with a snaproll-like entry, the aircraft would unstall after 1/4 turn and degenerate into a speed increasing spiral, even though full elevator and pro-spin rudder was applied. Mind you, this applies only to a utility category CG location.

  Ashley Messenger
  Eagle 180MD 
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