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Old 08-03-2020, 07:30 PM
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Default Aerobatics

What kind of aerobatics do you guys do in your RV-8s? What are some more advanced maneuvers can you do besides simple loops and rolls?
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:13 PM
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Pretty much anything that is positive G's and not a tail slide.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:03 PM
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Default Hammer heads

Ive just started experimenting with hammer heads. Super fun with a smoke system!

All the standard stuff.....Cuban 8s, Immelmann, Split S, Spins, slow rolls. Its more fun when you start stringing maneuvers together, and plan them to maintain your box.
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I certified KELLI GIRL for positive G aero maneuvers plus a couple of momentary negative G, specifically loops, aileron rolls, barrel rolls, split S, Immelmann, and half-Cuban 8.

If you build negative G oil and fuel pickups, you can expand the neg G repertoire, as long as you certify the aircraft for it in Phase 1 and write it into the POH. I'm no aerobatics expert, just the casual G-puller.
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Old 08-04-2020, 05:02 AM
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No tail slides and keep the Gs and weight within published limits. Have fun.

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Old 08-04-2020, 10:48 AM
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Do most RV pilots close the thottle going vertical on the back side of a loop? I've always done that that in Citabrias and Decathlons.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:12 AM
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Do most RV pilots close the thottle going vertical on the back side of a loop? I've always done that that in Citabrias and Decathlons.
No. Enter at 150 - 170 knots with a 3.5 - 4 G pull and you will end up at about the same speed that you entered.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:21 AM
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Do most RV pilots close the throttle going vertical on the back side of a loop? I've always done that that in Citabrias and Decathlons.
There is no need to close the throttle in any airplane. Laws of physics dictate that from a constant power setting you cannot gain airspeed if your entry and exit altitudes are equal. Leave the power in. If you're blowing out the bottom too fast you're doing something wrong. Some basic acro instruction helps.
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:46 AM
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Ron did I see a half snap to inverted in your sequence there??
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:51 AM
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Ron did I see a half snap to inverted in your sequence there??
Yes. There are a few snaps in the Intermediate level of IAC competition. The RV does snap!
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