Early Morning Flight

With Jenn needing to study all day, the only time I could fly was early.  I got up at 4:30 again and managed to get about 3.5 hours of flight time and still got home about the same time the kids got up.

One of the acro maneuvers I had not tried yet was spins with power.  At 7,000 ft, idle gave me about 5″ of manifold pressure, so I started with a spin and 10″ of manifold pressure.  The spin was faster and the nose came up slightly, but it was still very conventional.  I worked my way up in 5″ increments to full power (about 24″).  At full power, the spins have a much more pronounced hookup, and the rotation rate is impressive.  The nose also comes up quite a bit with that much prop wash over the tail driving it down.  It’s a fairly nauseating maneuver, so I don’t think I’ll be doing this with passengers.

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