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RC Aerobatics – Master a Stall Turn

Posted: March 26th, 2015, by AircraftWriter

The case spin (sometimes also referred to as a “hammer-head”) can be damaged down into five steps. While this scheme might seem sincerely easy, it can be rather formidable to perform time and time again. Let’s begin!



The simple case spin is achieved by pulling a indication to a straight up-line. This º loop should be sincerely light in radius and not be abrupt. Once a indication is tracking on a ideally straight up-line, solemnly diminution a power. Then, while roving plumb and before a aeroplane comes to a finish stop, supplement rudder to focus a aircraft 180 degrees. Now, let a aircraft lane on a down-line. Lastly, perform a º loop to plane honest level-flight that matches a same altitude during that a scheme began. It might be tough to believe, though this scheme is not as easy to perform as it looks; here’s why:

When behaving a normal case turn, we contingency safeguard that a aircraft is tracking in a demeanour that is together to a runway and that a model’s wings are spin to a horizon. If a wings are not ideally spin and we lift a hang behind to perform a entertain loop to settle a straight up-line, a indication will be tilted. You’ll afterwards need to request rudder submit to scold a model’s moody path. If this were a competition, points would be lost. All in all, make certain a wings of a indication are spin before attempting all aerobatic maneuvers.

As with all new maneuvers, it’s best to perform during a high altitude until we are informed with any move. In this example, we’ll perform a case spin from left to right, together to a runway.


  • 1 Once you’ve dynamic that a indication is drifting together to a runway and that a wings are level, boost a stifle to full energy and perform a peaceful º loop to a straight up-line. Please note, however, that courtesy contingency be given to a distance of this º loop, as we will have to perform a same radius to exit a scheme after in step 5.
  • 2 Now that a aeroplane is tracking ideally vertical, solemnly diminution a power. While a length of this straight line is wholly adult to you, remember that we do not wish to make a straight line really long, as a aeroplane might deposit while on a up-line (this will need many tiny corrections). Also, if a straight line is too short, a scheme will demeanour “rushed.” Generally, this straight up-line should final about 3 to 4 seconds before a stifle is pulled back.
  • 3 Once a indication is about to stop roving on a straight up-line, request full rudder deflection. Tip: It is always best to case a indication (turn a aircraft) into a breeze to safeguard that a indication will not “flop” over a tip of a maneuver. Once a aeroplane pivots about 170 degrees, start to recover some rudder input. When a indication pivots a finish 180 degrees, many of a rudder submit should be released. Sometimes pilots find it useful to reason a small rudder submit a bit longer so a aircraft will not arrangement a pendulum effect. Depending on a indication you’re flying, we might find this useful and/or required.
  • 4 The length of a straight down-line should be a same as it was on a straight up-line. The stifle should sojourn during idle until a exit radius has been started.
  • 5 To finish this maneuver, perform a peaceful º loop that is a same distance as a one achieved in step 1. This way, a indication will exit in a demeanour that is together to a runway. Remember, a aeroplane should also exit as a same altitude in that it entered a maneuver. Now you’ll see that a indication is roving in a conflicting direction!

I wish we a best in behaving this aerobatic scheme and in all of your drifting endeavors. Remember that your aerobatic success is not usually a outcome of your drifting skills, though also to your aircraft’s setup (mechanical- and programming-wise). Until subsequent time, protected flying, and always remember to have fun!