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  • James Bair
    Oct 17, 2013
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      There is an additional use of the term dutch roll that refers to a rudder and aileron coordination exercise intended to demonstrate proper rudder usage while rolling.  It is a very common student training maneuver.
      Jim
       
      Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:21 PM
      Subject: Re: Light-Sport Aircraft Yahoo group RE: A starting point
       
       

      abart,

      here is the definition of a dutch roll:
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_roll>

      here is the definition of a barrel roll:
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrel_roll>

      Generally, you should not be learning either maneuver while learning to fly.

      The dutch roll is a stability problem with air planes
      The barrel roll is a aerobatic maneuver that most air planes are not safe to
      perform (most air planes (other than stunt planes) have prohibitions on
      maneuvers that bring the wings and/or nose more than 60 degrees from horizontal.)

      R. Williams

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      From: <abartz@...>
      To: Sport_Aircraft@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: 16 Oct 2013 20:57:43 -0700
      Subject: Light-Sport Aircraft Yahoo group RE: A starting point

      > Okay, first I
      need to correct my previous post. I learned Dutch rolls,
      > not Barrel
      rolls. So, along with my flight lessons, my terminology
      > is improving as
      well.
      >
      > I have 9 hours under my belt at this point, and feel
      pretty
      > comfortable in all the maneuvers learned so far. I find that
      landing
      > the plane is still an anxious moment for me. In fact, I dread
      that
      > moment. Maybe Im over-thinking the process. Seems like a lot of
      > information being processed at the same time. We did some touch and
      > goes today which seem to help Hopefully by the time I am ready to
      > solo, it clicks.
      >
      > Alan
      > So Cal
      > Hemet
      Ryan Flight School
      > SkyCatcher 162
      >
      > ---In
      sport_aircraft@yahoogroups.com, <rk911@...> wrote:
      >
      > alan,
      my first attempt at taxiing was something for the books. it was
      >
      not
      pretty. don't know what you're training in but once you get the
      >
      hang of it
      it'll be second nature to you. just remember not to taxi
      >
      faster than a
      brisk walk and be sure to orient the ailerons properly
      >
      for the wind. you'll
      be fine. I still remember the first time I was
      >
      allowed to take off...what a
      rush!
      >
      > '73,
      > rich,
      n9dko
      > If you think women are the weaker sex just try pulling the
      blankets
      > back to
      your side.
      _________________________________
      Today was my
      > second time
      up. The week dragged by with much anticipation for
      today.
      > I read my
      student book cover to cover twice, took notes for
      questions
      > I wanted
      to ask, filled in all the blanks according to the
      aircraft I
      > am
      studying in, and went through every normal procedure in my
      head
      > for
      the week.
      >
      > This morning I got to do the pre flight, taxi,
      run-up, and TAKE-OFF
      > under my
      own control. What a rush!
      >
      > Once up I learned rudder and aileron control to make 30 degree turns,
      > and
      barrel maneuvers while pointed at a fixed point to keep the plane
      > in line.
      This took a few tries, but then I was able to coordinate the
      > foot pedals
      with the stick and kept it pointing straight through the
      > maneuver.
      The time flew by (quite literally) and before I knew it, I
      > was instructed to
      head back to the airport and make our decent. My
      > instructor took over and
      brought us in for the final and landing.
      >
      > I am looking forward to next week! I
      hope I can at least follow the
      > yellow
      line by then while taxiing. That seems the hardest part so far.
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