Master the Three-turn Negative Spin

Aug 02, 2012 3 Comments by

In this video we examine the key control inputs in executing the three-turn negative spin. Because this is a negative spin you will bring the plane into the maneuver inverted at a fairly high altitude. You then decrease throttle and add enough elevator to maintain altitude so the plane stalls.  Although it looks hard, you will soon see just how easy it is to do. The right aircraft setup and flight modes will definitely help, and for more tips be sure to check out John Glezellis’s “Aerobatics Made Easy” column in the November 2012 issue of Electric Flight.

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3 Responses to “Master the Three-turn Negative Spin”

  1. zbender says:

    Good Stuff, get more of these posted!

  2. stroup says:

    it would be great to get some additional commentary regarding spins with IMAC 40%”ish planes.
    I know I gotta work pretty hard to get a distinct “Stall” and nose drop, (rather than a transition to an elevator) …

    hopefully some others will chime in who have mastered this maneuver.

  3. Terry Solesbee says:

    I don’t know of any planes with a prop that stall to the right. Gravity and the added prop torque cause the left side to stall first.When the plane is upside down that would be the physical right wing that stalls. Imputing right rudder at the right moment (which is about to stall)will force the stall.At that point control input will be full right rudder and full down elevator .Practice makes…….Better ;-)

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