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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: How much vertical in a B?


Thread: [Acro] Re: How much vertical in a B?

Message: [Acro] Re: How much vertical in a B?

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From: "Peter Ashwood-Smith" <petera at>

Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 02:25:37 UTC


I assume you mean push or pull off the top? If so, you need MUCH more
airspeed for this than to hammerhead off the top. In fact you can hammerhead
from 0 airspeed but to fly off the top you probably need 30mph minimum
probably 50mph or more with a metal prop. In the T for example, if you pull
to vertical and wait to about 60mph and try to push off the top, you will
'just' run out of aileron. I assume the B with metal prop can be flown off
the top a bit slower because it is a larger aircraft and that the composite
propped B can go even slower still. You may find that you can fly off the
top inverted at a lower speed than pushing to upright.



	-----Original Message-----
	From:	frankgorham [SMTP:frankgorham at]
	Sent:	Friday, December 27, 2002 8:34 PM
	To:	acro at; jguysr at
	Subject:	[Acro] Re: How much vertical in a B?

	        If you are totally spin safe, disregard this. If not, heed
	earlier advice to get the competent training.  In our Acroduster
	counter torque roll controls held into the tailslide can net you a
	exciting accelerated inverted spin mode that requires special urging
	exit!   Cheers, Frank

	>On Fri, 27 Dec 2002 18:18:45 -0500 Jerry Guy <jguysr at>
	>B drivers,
	>    As an aerobatics novice flying a S2B, I was very happy that I
	>worked up 1 1/4 vertical rolls and being able to cap and stagger
	>Now, I'm told (by someone who should know) that 3 rolls vertical
	>out) is quite possible. At my level this is nearly
	>    So, what I want to know is, what are your experiences?
	>Vertically challenged,
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