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Old Oct 16, 2013, 05:01 PM
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I saw a Tidewater do a really neat tumble routine and heard the pilot explain the steps to someone else:

1. Go inverted & pull back power.

2. Apply full down elevator.

3. Apply full power.

Really cool to look at!

Did I get it right?
I need to try this...Ok...need to ask a clarifying question. When the plane is inverted...down elevator still means full forward in this description? Nevermind...I'll just try it both ways and see what happens :-) This plane is a beautiful flier and almost always finds a place in my van when I'm going flying off water.
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 10:23 AM
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The Tidewater Tumble:

Get PLENTY of altitude! Roll inverted and climb at around 1/2 power. Just before the inverted stall full down and full power, wings level. The high thrust line will cause the Tidewater to pivot around the longitudinal axis. To recover, power off and neutralize the controls. It will sort itself out and recover. If you are really brave...during the tumble holding full down, go full left aileron, full RIGHT rudder and full power. The Tidewater will enter an inverted flat spin that the crowd will love! Recovery is the same, power OFF and neutral, but may take another 3-4 turns to stop so beware!

Russ Farris
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 06:16 PM
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The Tidewater Tumble:

Get PLENTY of altitude! Roll inverted and climb at around 1/2 power. Just before the inverted stall full down and full power, wings level. The high thrust line will cause the Tidewater to pivot around the longitudinal axis. To recover, power off and neutralize the controls. It will sort itself out and recover. If you are really brave...during the tumble holding full down, go full left aileron, full RIGHT rudder and full power. The Tidewater will enter an inverted flat spin that the crowd will love! Recovery is the same, power OFF and neutral, but may take another 3-4 turns to stop so beware!

Russ Farris

thanks Russ,

Oooooo.....Ahhhh....just like fireworks on the 4th of July. Got to Try this !!!
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