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Old 06-27-2020, 07:20 PM
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Default Thanks for the responses

Thanks to those who provided positive, useful feedback. And to those few who were less than positive - well your feedback had a few good points too! I agree aerobatic instruction is required if youíve never done it before and frankly has itís purpose when youíre wanting to polish up your skill set.

However in my case an aerobatic instructor at this point is not required nor desired. Polishing off rust requires thoughtful practice, a little mental thought and analysis, along with useful insights from those more current and experienced in the RV than myself.

I really appreciate Ron and Danís videos. Ronís was a good reminder of the ďsacred circleĒ for coordinating the roll movement and Danís was inspirational for goal setting. In the T38 rudder was not used a lot in aerobatics but was extremely necessary in getting your nose down in the turn to final. I flew the T38 both in pilot training and an additional 200 hours post training. Itís a great little aircraft - better than any fair ride imaginable.

Iíve had my RV7A five years and have used it to blow off a lot of rust and return to the true joy of flying. My gentleman aerobatics are a continuation of that joyful return. I donít plan on ever being a great aerobatic pilot (Iím way too old for that goal) but I will always strive to be a safe, thoughtful and conservative pilot. A little aerobatic practice just refines stick and rudder skills and improves oneís aeronautical knowledge - at any age.
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Old 06-27-2020, 08:03 PM
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I remember he was more gin and tonic.
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Old 06-28-2020, 05:22 AM
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That is a great video.

Sounds like Jim is attempting the Hoover Roll, as labeled by Mr. Penner. Bob Hoover was my hero. When he passed on, I got thinking it would be fun to do a short video tribute. I think he would have been amused.

So anyway, Jim, watch the stick hand starting at 20 seconds. As previously noted, the key is no pitch pressure during the roll. See how I open my hand to ensure I apply roll pressure only? You don't really need to open your hand, but I was concentrating in order to do two things at once.

https://vimeo.com/189574781
Hey Dan! Great video. I'm not much of a drinker so I'll stick with milk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieJPoRPi7F8
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Old 06-28-2020, 06:36 AM
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Hey Dan! Great video. I'm not much of a drinker so I'll stick with milk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieJPoRPi7F8
Definitely smooth as milk!
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:47 AM
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Dan - please get a haircut
Only tour bus drivers must look good to fly

Me? I'm too old to give a ****.
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:44 PM
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Default Just unload

Just unload before you roll and it will roll fine. Not T-38 roll rate but not bad.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:57 AM
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Only tour bus drivers must look good to fly

Me? I'm too old to give a ****.
The Missus bought a battery clipper for the dog in the hot weather. She said let me have a try first.....

I am now recovering from Marine length hair

I said - what guard did you put on it....?

Ahhh, was the reply, sorry
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