[jhb_airlines] Re: Standard Pocedure

  • From: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Dodds)
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 15:46 +0100 (BST)

Very interesting, John (as always).  I knew a bit about flying 
twins in the circuit, because I remember a friend of mine doing a 
twin rating. He never mentioned not turning towrds the dead 
engine, nor flying with 5 degrees of bank - he was flying a 
Baron which has contra-rotating props, so no critical engine.  
Would that have been a factor why he never mentioned it? (apart 
from simply being too knackered for his brain to function 
properly after his lessons).

He had to fly whole circuits with no rudder trim - 2 or 3 one 
after the other.  He almost limped into the club house 
afterwards, white as a sheet. He also said there was a "pilot 
limited" assymetric speed, personal to each pilot.  I can't 
remember whether this was an approach speed, climb speed or 
cruise speed, but it was all to do with how much push he could 
maintain with his leg on the rudders. This critical speed was the 
speed at which the rudder forces were less than or equal to the 
amount of push he could maintain with his leg!

I don't think he ever flew twins seriously!

Presumably this type of assymetric flying isn't possible with 
servo actuated controls in the big tin??


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