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help learn flat spins

Old 08-17-2005, 11:08 PM
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Default help learn flat spins

was trying them for a while with a plane that wasn't set up right.

now i have a foamy that i love (6 flights!!! i love it i love it i love it!!!) anyway, i'm trying to learn flat spins again but before i try it i tyhought i'd ask a few questions

1) will my plane disintegrate? (cap232 from 3dfoamie.com, the old flat wing one)
2) should i be using high (3d) rates?


thanks a lot guys. i really appreciate you taking time off flying to help me/us out.

(we all know we'd fly 24/7 if we could)


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Old 08-18-2005, 07:51 AM
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check out flying circus' freestyle university or whatever, they've got sweet videos with a transparent view of the sticks right inthe video. check it out, you'll see what i mean. way more help than written words.

oh yah also tulsa 3d has a vid on flat spins
www.tulsa3d.com
Old 08-18-2005, 08:52 AM
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Richo:
3 D rates would be better. All the rudder and elevator you can get. Very rearward CG. Mine is set up so there is no trim change between upright and inverted flight. About half throttle, at good altitude, pull up into a stall, then full up el., full left rudder, left ail. After it's in a spin, move ail. over to the right slowly and it will gradually flatten out. If you go to far with the ail. it will snap out in the opposite direction. Most of the time the sweet spot is somewhere around the neutral position. Be aware, some planes cannot be persuaded to do it at all. Others will do it with just rudder and el. I have a Spad 3D that does it with rudder alone, comes down like a parashute Hope this helps.

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