Sunday, September 2, 2007


Since a stabilized spin is not essentially different from a stall in any element other than rotation, the same load factor considerations apply as those that apply to stall recovery. Since spin recoveries usually are effected with the nose much lower than is common in stall recoveries, higher airspeeds and consequently higher load factors are to be expected. The load factor in a proper spin recovery will usually be found to be about 2.5 G's.
The load factor during a spin will vary with the spin characteristics of each airplane but is usually found to be slightly above the 1 G of level flight. There are two reasons this is true:

1. The airspeed in a spin is very low, usually within 2 knots of the unaccelerated stalling speeds; and
2. The airplane pivots, rather than turns, while it is in a spin.

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