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Thread: Goulians new volume.
Message: Re: Goulians new volume.
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From: Danrihn at aol.com
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 1997 00:34:11 UTC
I have looked throught Mike's new book. I must coment on the Chapter regarding Spins- The description of Accelerated Spins is very differnt than what I personally was taught by Gene Beggs and what is described in Gene's articles in past Sport Aerobatics. Gene taught 3 attitudes of spins for both upright and flat - 1) Normal 2) Flat and 3) Accelerated Each of these spins could be flown with or without power. The accelerated spin Gene taught was a spin with the nose lower than the normal spin attitude this was accomplished through the use of elevator. For an upright spin the stick is pushed all the way forward to the stop, for an inverted spin the stick is pulled all the aft to the stop. In each case the spin will accelarate very rapidly, recovery can only be made with full opposite rudder and the nose returning up to the normal spin attitude. this is best accomplished by using the Power off, hands off Opposite rudder (the HARD TO PUSH PEDAL). I have found that the 3 types of spins Gene taught were the easiest to understand as well as teach. Mike's new book doesn't go into any details of a nose down or what Gene called an accelerated spin. This is also where the term accelerated the snap comes from, it is the same principle. Dan Rihn