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Spinning advice from 1936

Old 23rd Jun 2020, 10:01
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Originally Posted by Geriaviator View Post
I vaguely remember that one European country didn't require them, but another (Holland?) required even bigger strakes.
Holland went one step further and deemed this monstrous vertical tail necessary:

Usually referred to as 'Beddenplank' (bedboard) or 'Fokkerstaart' (Fokker tail), its use is fortunately no longer required. Strakes are acceptable.

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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 11:39
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Piper 28: Let go of everything.....
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 12:44
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I havenít done much spinning in PA-28s and it was a long time ago so the information here was a surprise to me https://assets.publishing.service.go...pdf_501564.pdf
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 15:57
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See the airflow over a stalled wing

a museum piece which may help today's students who may not have experienced much slow flight: this film was shot in 8mm cine almost 40 yrs ago, transferred from film to VHS, then its cassette lay forgotten in a filing cabinet drawer for another 15 years when we transferred it yet again to DVD and 10 years later to newfangled MPEG4 -- so the quality is terrible! After our discussion of spinning I hope it might be helpful in visualising airflow over the wing, and that hasn't changed since the Wright Brothers.

I'm still impressed by the viceless handling of Piper's oft derided 'Hershey bar' wing, as you can see it had no tendency to drop one side even when the nose was held well up with about 20% power. the nose gently rising and falling with the stick held steady at about three-quarters aft. Maybe someone can provide more info, as I'm decades out of touch with modern instruction methods. I'd love to do it all over again ...
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