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spin recovery

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gc72 created the topic: spin recovery

Hi guys, I have a question in regards to spiral dive recovery. I had this question in one of my exam preps and I'm a little confused, so any help would be appreciated thanks.
It is my understanding to apply full rudder in the opposite direction of the spin that would recover the aeroplane and not touch the ailerons?

Q) Which is the most appropriate recovery action if an aircraft is allowed to enter a spiral dive?


A) Since the yaw is causing the roll and the roll is causing the yaw, if you stop one you will stop the other. The easiest one to stop is the roll. This can be done simply by rolling out of the bank until the wings are level. No more spiral dive!
The correct answer is: apply opposite aileron to level the wings
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John.Heddles replied the topic: spin recovery

Are we talking spins or spiral dives ? Different animals. Perhaps you might revisit and rewrite your question a little bit ?

Engineering specialist in aircraft performance and weight control.
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gc72 replied the topic: spin recovery

Arhhh, I always think spins when I hear spins/dive, thanks John back to the books
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