Reverse Cuban-8 Maneuver

May 29, 2012 8 Comments by

This week we are doing the Reverse Cuban-8 with half rolls.  In this video Jason Benson shows us how to perform the Reverse Cuban-8 with half rolls with some helpful tips to guide you through this great looking maneuver.


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8 Responses to “Reverse Cuban-8 Maneuver”

  1. High Nitro says:

    Looks like an “outside” Cuban Eight to me… cool stuff, and different.

  2. Terry Bolin says:

    Nice twist on an old maneuver.. I look forward to practicing it.. Thanks for the article…

  3. stroup says:

    It would be great to see the maneuver at least once with less zoom (in the main view) so that horizon reference could be seen.

  4. Luis F. Gonzalez says:

    What mode is the pilot flying?.
    Seems to me he flies mode one.

  5. Mike says:

    Nope. Mode two. Rudder & throttle on left stick.

  6. FHH says:

    If the looping parts are with push elevator (canopy to the outside) vs normal being pull (canopy to the inside) then its an outside ____ (whatever maneuver)

    He actually performed an outside Cuban 8 with entry from the top. (rolls on downline = not reverse)

    Normal Cuban is Pull through 5/8 loop, 1/2 roll (on 45 downline) pull through 3/4 loop, 1/2 roll on (45 downline) , pull 1/8 loop to level… exit maneuver

    Reverse Cuban 8 is pull 1/8 loop, 1/2 roll (on 45 upline), Pull 3/4 loop, 1/2 roll (45 upline) pull 5/8 loop to level… exit maneuver.


    The flying was good… but the maneuver performed is not what you called it.

  7. Richard says:

    What plane mfg.?

  8. Rich says:

    Hey, can you guys do a write up on pattern flying? A good explanation of F3A would be cool too.

    Thanks for these email updates and mini online content. They come in very handy for a newbie.

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