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 Post subject: Spinning the T-6
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:16 am 
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Is spinning permissible in the T-6 under FAA registration?


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 Post subject: Re: Spinning the T-6
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:24 pm 
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The one I work on is placarded against intentional spins........

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 Post subject: Re: Spinning the T-6
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:52 am 
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The T-6 can spin, it does so pretty nicely. Spins were taught in WWII. The T-6 was a military airplane designed and built prior to WWII, it gained certification with the CAA/FAA in the standard category based on a grandfather clause on that basis. It does not recover from a 1 turn spin in 1 turn and therefore spins are not authorized by the TCDS.

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 Post subject: Re: Spinning the T-6
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When you spin to the left, they are fun and when you spin to the right, be ready. The accelerated stall/spin will open you eyes...


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 Post subject: Re: Spinning the T-6
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:43 pm 
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I know someone that almost jumped out of one that was spinning. Just as he was unbuckling his seat belt it suddenly recovered. Or so he told me. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Spinning the T-6
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When I had a T-6, my father, a former T-6 instructor, climbed into the cockpit, looked at the panel and read the placard "INTENTIONAL SPINNING PROHIBITED"!!?? They trained students to recover from spins while FAA certification wants the airplane to recover if you just let go of the controls. Someone at the South African Air Force Test Pilot School studied T-6 spin recoveries as a school project and documented that it would recover hands off with a forward CG but required pilot input for recovery with CG further aft. Some Cessnas are certified for spins in utility category with restricted CG and prohibited in normal category with full CG range. That could have been done for T-6 but in 1945, I'm sure that North American was only interested in getting the CAA Type Certificate as cheaply as possible.


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