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Anatomy of a Spin is a comprehensive study of stall-spin phenomena.
Written by John Lowery, highly experienced in both pilot training and aircraft flight testing, this book emphasizes NASA data on stalls and spins in general-aviation aircraft. Broadening the scope are interviews with factory test pilots together with data from aircraft manufacturers. Added to these are the author's own extensive experience in both high-performance and general-aviation aircraft.
Anatomy of a Spin has many high-quality diagrams and photographs, and also offers a comprehensive explanation of why there is no "standard recovery" from a spin.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
elements of lift
how lift is generated
stall speed increases
high lift devices
ANATOMY OF A SPIN
exceptions to the rule
wing and tail design
TAIL AND WING DESIGN
ENGINE FAILURE IN LIGHT TWINS
effects of CG
SPINS IN TWINS
stalls and slow flight
obtaining published Vmc
fuselage mounted engines
LOSS OF CONTROL & RECOVERY ERRORS
loss of control
unloaded angle of attack
power to idle
ailerons and adverse yaw
impatient for recovery
recognition of recovery
excessive forward stick
spin or spiral
SPINS & SPIRALS DURING INSTRUMENT FLIGHT
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