by Jonathan M. Stern
The aileron roll is a 360° roll performed while maintaining a constant altitude (see Figure 8.5).
Figure 8.5 Passing the 90° point in the roll.
Although it is performed without auto-coordination, it may be successful without add-on rudder pedals because rudder inputs may be unnecessary.
Use the following entry steps:
- Turn off Auto Coordination from the Sim menu.
- Climb to 6,000 feet AGL or use the World/Set Exact Location menu to place the airplane at 6,000 feet.
- Establish cruise flight (flaps and gear retracted).
- Enter a shallow dive to accelerate the airplane to 30 knots above cruise speed.
- Apply up elevator to raise the nose slightly above the horizon; then neutralize the elevator.
- Apply left or right aileron to roll.
- Use elevator to maintain altitude.
Use the following recovery steps:
- As the airplane approaches level, neutralize the ailerons.
- Pitch for level flight.
Lesson: Aerobatic Category (Lesson 3)