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msalama
09-16-2006, 04:10 AM
S! A couple of questions if you don't mind awfully:

How was the spin recovery in real-life Spitfires? Was centering the controls and chopping the power enough, or did one use a so-called standard method of power to idle, stick forward, and rudder against the spin direction? Were there any differences between the marks?

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msalama
09-16-2006, 04:10 AM
S! A couple of questions if you don't mind awfully:

How was the spin recovery in real-life Spitfires? Was centering the controls and chopping the power enough, or did one use a so-called standard method of power to idle, stick forward, and rudder against the spin direction? Were there any differences between the marks?

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Xiolablu3
09-16-2006, 04:35 AM
The standard way to recover a stall is, as you rightly say,to chop the throttle and give opposite rudder.

I would think the Spitfire would be the same, I think that works in PF if you are not damaged. I cannot remember having to do anythign different.

Pls note that this is just a guess.

Ares_336sqn
09-16-2006, 04:46 AM
This site http://www.spitfireperformance.com/ has a lot of info.

JG52Karaya-X
09-16-2006, 05:27 AM
Xiola, could you check your PMs?

Xiolablu3
09-16-2006, 05:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Karaya-X:
Xiola, could you check your PMs? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Of course mate, sorry.

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TROOPER117
09-16-2006, 07:08 AM
From Spit MKII manual..

18. Deliberate spinning is prohibited. If an accidental spin occurs, there is no difficulty in recovering, provided the standard method is correctly used, i.e. full opposite rudder, (maintained until the spin stops) and stick slowly forward when recovery begins, the rotation first speeds up, as the nose goes down, for at least one turn. The nose then goes further down, and not until then does the spin stop. About 2,000ft will be lost, so a margin of 5,000 to 6,000ft should be allowed.
It is most important that no attempt is made to pull out of the dive too early, because of the semi stalled condition of the wings. If the stick is brought back too soon, another spin will result. Allow the aircraft to gather a speed of well over 150 mph A.S.I. before gradually easing out.

Other spit manuals I have simply say that recovery is easy using the normal method..

Regards.. Dave S.

msalama
09-16-2006, 09:17 AM
Cheers m8s. Yeah, the Mk.II manual explained it quite thorougly... S!

TROOPER117
09-16-2006, 09:51 AM
Just been looking in my Mk XIV manual..

(i) Spinning is not premitted with external stores or when there is any fuel in the rear fuselage tank, (FR MK XIV)..
It goes on to say spin recovery using the standard method is normal.

(ii) (a) Spins are not to be started below 10,000ft.
(b) A speed of 180 mph I.A.S. should be attained before starting to ease out of the resultant dive.
(slightly different to the MK II).

Regards.. Dave S.

VW-IceFire
09-16-2006, 09:55 AM
Part IIb from the XIV recovery is key I think. I've seen lots of over excited Spitfire pilots in spins (usually newish pilots) try and pull out right away. Which results in another stall and another spin and they go straight into the ground.

Wait for the plane to stabilize and build speed before pulling out.