For the aerobatic pilot, being able to perform a traditional knife-edge pass is beneficial for many reasons. To begin with, it is a fun maneuver to perform and serves as a prerequisite for other aerobatic maneuvers, like the popular 4- and 8-point roll sequences. Moreover, it teaches that success in completing a figure with utmost consistency is hinged not only on ability but also on the aircraft’s setup. To properly perform knife-edge passes, you have to use a plane that does not suffer from roll- or pitch-coupling, and we can dial out these unwanted traits using our computer radio mixing features…
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