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Old 07-29-2009, 11:21 PM
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Can someone describe to me how to do that long, field length slow roll?
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:22 AM
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LOT'S OF PRACTICE WITH USEING THE THREE BASIC CONTROLS IN UNISON
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:55 AM
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Yep....

work on point rolls first....
4 pt rolls...
then 8 pt rolls....


then go from there...

That being said, since this is in the IMAC thread... roll rate for the rolls in IMAC sequences are not a criteria (slow, fast, whatever) roll rate CHANGE is... so if you start slow.. stay slow, start fast, just finish it
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:35 PM
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high speed horizon to horizon slow rolls are a huge part of classic pattern, i just can't do the maneuver yet.[X(]
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:37 PM
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Yeah, that's what I'm trying to figure...

If I roll right, at 90 deg I input left rudder, continue rolling, input down, continue rolling input right rudder....

I this correct?
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:56 AM
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Correct. But the trick is that you need to be smoothly blending those control inputs as you roll at a constant rate. In other words you do not wait until you are KE to input rudder. You are slowly feeding rudder in until it maxes at 90 degrees of roll (KE) then it starts coming out as you start feeding in down elevator which starts coming out as you roll past inverted and then the opposite rudder starts coming in until KE again and then the rudder smoothly comes out until you are level again.

See, easy [&:]

The pattern definition of a "slow roll" is a minumum 3-second duration. IMAC has no rate criteria except that it must stay constant.

As noted above, start doing 4-point rolls until you get the rudder and elevator ingrained into your muscle memory.

Then do the same with 8-point rolls.

Then do them both directions left and right and from the left and right.

Then do them all from inverted rolling both directions flying from both directions.

Then integrate it all and you will be the slow roll champion at your field!!
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:19 AM
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4 point rolls are a waste of time to learn slow rolls.

3 point rolls on the other hand get you there much quicker, since two of the points are inverted with rudder and elevator input.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:36 PM
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Except for the fact that learning 4 and 8 point rolls also teaches an important skill if the person also plans to fly aerobatics. Given that this is posted in the IMAC forum that is not an unreasonable assumption.
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