Monday, May 2, 2016

How To Fly Zero Sideslip When Your Engine Fails

What Kind Of Drag Can You Clean Up?

Obviously, you want to make sure your failed engine is feathered, and you’ll do that with your checklist. But after that, the next step isn’t quite as obvious.
If you’re flying with an engine inoperative and you’re keeping your wings level and slip-skid indicator centered like you do in normal flight, you’re actually slipping through the air, and killing your climb performance.
Unfortunately, there isn’t an instrument in your plane that can tell you that when you’re slipping during single-engine flight. But there is something that can prove it: yarn. And we’ll get to that in a second.

Why Is My Plane Slipping Through The Air?

So why is your plane slipping? First off, if you’re flying with both engines running, and you’re keeping the slip-skid indicator centered and your wings level, you’re in a zero sideslip configuration. Basically, your plane is going straight through the air.
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