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Old 12-03-2014, 10:40 PM
genelee59 genelee59 is offline
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Originally Posted by Chris Thomas View Post
Just wondering....what entry speeds do you use for loop & roll entry? They seem higher (170 for loop) than what I use. Cool videos.
The POH for my RV shows the range of speeds to do a loop at go from 140mph to 179mph. For no 'good' reason i've always chose the high end value of 170mph because i didn't want to find myself not making it over the top. Once i got that number in my head i've just stuck with it.
If anyone has any guidance on the entry speed i should be using, please feel free to chime in

btw - I've uploaded Part 3 of my lesson with Adam Baker. Here's the link
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by genelee59 View Post
If anyone has any guidance on the entry speed i should be using, please feel free to chime in
I suspect you will get a different answer from every pilot you ask. The RV loops nicely at most any speed that will carry it across the top, up to and including Vne. We have found that formation loops are best done at higher speeds in order to give the wingmen more control authority at the apex of the loop. For solo loops, recommend you try a range of entry speeds and pick one that feels good to you and makes a nice round figure as viewed from the ground.
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