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Spins

#1
Did some spins the other day (with a CFII) in a Cessna 150. Thanks to the RC community I'm well versed in cameras. My GoPro had failed, I had a Mobius mounted to the top of my headset as a backup. Besides the lack of ND filter I think it looks great at 1080 for an $80 camera.


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#4
That looks intense! Great video, thanks for sharing. I also learned to fly on a C150, and my instructor meant to show me spins, but we never got around to it. I don't mind roller coasters at all, but I think this would put my stomach in knots!
 
#5
Thanks. Luckily the stall horn doesn't sound like much with ANR headsets.

Spitfire that's great you have some C-150 time. I flew mostly 172s but this 150 is $80/hr and IFR certified. I can do spins all day, but don't care much for roller coasters at all : )
 
#6
Spitfire that's great you have some C-150 time. I flew mostly 172s but this 150 is $80/hr and IFR certified. I can do spins all day, but don't care much for roller coasters at all : )
It was my instructor's plane, which made flight training very reasonably priced! Even now, I mainly rent 152s, but I have flown 172s as well.; the added seats/payload is welcome. I really would like to do spin training to at least experience it and know how to recover from it (in practice, not just the theory we're taught).
 
#7
I remember doing my spin training for my private and commercial training. I always loved doing them, just a total hoot. I've done them in C-152's, C-172's and a DA-20. The DA-20 was the most fun, it felt like you went almost inverted entering the spin.
 
#8
Speaking of spins, I'm new to r/c but am a high-time general aviation pilot. In watching r/c videos, I notice that ordinary spins are often referred to as flat spins. Anybody know why? One of the r/c pilots is also said to be an airplane pilot, and if so, seems like he should know the difference. I heard another of the guys say he had his "pilot's license". In the USA, unless you're an instructor, there's no such thing as a pilot's license. Am I that far out of tune with the world?
 
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#9
Ok, after seeing that? I'm gonna just stick to FPV. LOL

I'd be looking at the instruments to see how to get out of the spin, trying to determine attitude with the cloud cover below; that just made me overly nervous looking at the video.
 

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#10
This brought back some memories of my own flight training in the 1990's. Except I was in a 172.....and after 2 of them I managed to vomit all over the panel (Pro tip: do not eat a large breakfast prior to doing spins). I stopped taking lessons shortly after that.

Anyway, good for you for tackling what all pilots fear, but few actually cover as part of training.