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Maneuvers

The Loop The Split-S
The 4-Point Roll The Stall Turn The Cuban Eight
Inverted Flight The Immelman

The Roll

The roll is probably the simplest maneuver to do and almost any type of plane will perform them.
To start off you fly into the maneuver straight and level or if your plane isn’t highly powered enter at a slight nose up attitude.
Start to input left or right aileron dependent on the direction of roll that is preferred and when the plane reaches the inverted state add a slight amount of down elevator to keep the planes nose from dropping.
Remove the aileron input and exit straight and level.

The Roll

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The 4-Point Roll

The 4 point roll is the same as a normal roll except it is performed in 4 stages.
To start enter it in the same way you would in a normal roll.
Then roll left or right 1/4 of a roll, this will put the plane in a knife edge state.Hold left or right rudder dependent on the direction of roll
Hold this for a second, then roll another 1/4 of a roll to put the plane in a inverted position, add down elevator to hold the the plane horizontal, hold this again for a second.
Roll a further 1/4 and add rudder, this input will be the opposite to the first input of rudder,hold for a second.
Roll a further 1/4 of a roll and this will bring the plane back to an upright position, now simply exit straight and level.

The 4 point Roll

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Inverted Flight

Inverted flight is a very simple maneuver.
To start off simple perform a 1/2 roll to put the plane in an inverted state.
Then add down elevator to keep the plane horizontal to the ground and to stop it from losing altitude,hold this for as long as desired,
Then perform another 1/2 roll to bring thr plane back into the upright position.

Inverted Flight

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The Loop

The loop is almost as easy as the roll, In a loop you use the elevator to make the plane perform a vertical circle and then exit at the base again.
To start fly in to the maneuver at full throttle and start to pull up.
As you get to the top of the loop add a slight amount of down elevator, this will keep the loop in a “circle” shape and not an “egg”.
When the top is reached throttle back to idle and pull through the remaining half of the loop.
Exit straight and level and throttle back up.

The Loop

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The Stall Turn

The stall turn is an easy and effective way to turn aroung in a short distance, the only thing you need is height.
To start enter at full throttle pulling a 1/4 loop to get the plane heading vertical.
Keep the plane heading vertical untill a safe height has been reached.
Once this height is reached throttle the plane back to idle and at the same time give left or right rudder dependent on the desired direction of the turn,
The plane should then stall and rotate a full 180 degrees and then start traveling down in a vertical line.
When the plane is in the dive you may need to give it a little down elevator, This is to keep the planes downline straight as most planes have a tendency to pull up in a dive.
At the base of the dive pull out using another 1/4 loop and then throttle back up and fly out straight and level.

The Stall turn

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The Immelman

To put the immelman turn simply, it can be desribed as a half loop with a half roll on top, so this is a very easy maneuver to perform.
Enter the maneuver straight and level, if you plane isnt highly powered enter with a slight nose down attitude to give you greater starting airspeed.
Pull a 1/2 loop, this will put the plane in an inverted state.
Then at the top of the half loop input aileron to perform a half roll.
Exit straight and level.

The Immelman Turn

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The Split-S

The split-s is virtually a immelman turn flown backwards.
Start by entering straight and level and with sufficient highThrottle back to idle and the perform a half roll putting the plane in an inverted state.
Next pull a half loop which will bring the plane back to a straight and level attitude and exit.

The Split S

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The Cuban Eight

The Cuban Eight is two loops side by side joined by two 45 degree downlines.
To start enter straight and level.
Next pull 6/8 of a loop and hold a 45 degree downline
In the middle of the down line perform a half roll to get the plane in an upright position.
At the base of the down line pull another 6/8 of a loop and again holding a 45 degree downline.
Perform another half roll in the middle of the down line and then pull out and exit in straight and level flight.

cuban eight

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