djpacro Posted January 14, 2011 Share Posted January 14, 2011 Specifically the Model S-2A. The Pitts has featured in my other posts on spinning so I thought that it should have its own thread as well. The Flight Manual doesn't say much about spinning, in common with other manuals from the early '70s and earlier: For spin recovery put ailerons neutral, apply full opposite rudder briskly and then apply nose down elevator. Use power off for all spin recoveries.For flat spins use aileron wih the spin for recovery It doesn't give any guidance on how much nose down elevator and we know from those other articles that full forward stick can result in a cross over to an inverted spin. It also doesn't say anything about inverted spins. We have seen what is meant by "aileron with the spin" for both upright and inverted spins. We've seen from Mueller and Beggs that their simple emergency spin recovery technique works well. We've had Bill tell us that his even more simple F.A.R.T. works well too. Anyone flying a Pitts must be fully familiar with all of its spin modes - both upright and inverted. You may have seen some other threads where its habit of suddenly entering an inverted flat spin from a failed aerobatic manoeuvre is graphically explained. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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