ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1942 posts, RR: 7 Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3801 times:
Quoting Tony Lu (Reply 5): How does the Traumahawk compare with the Cessnas? Any outstanding differences?
Well aperently the spins can get quite exciting... It has a tendency to flatten out, I know of a guy who had to have him and his passanger unbuckle their seatbelt and lean on the dash inorder to get it out of the spin, I know this is not BS because the guy is 100% honest, no reason to lie and I have heard this quite abit about the Tomahawk.
With you on this 2H4 the 152 is a great airplane... fun to spin, fun to turn on its side and fun in the x-wind. Then when I started flying the citabria (after my ppl) It was more fun to spin, more fun to turn on its side (and other things ) and at times can be very exciting in a stiff x-wind you really have to be on the ball.
BoeingOnFinal From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3791 times:
Quoting N231YE (Reply 7): "An unstable airplane [PA38-112] makes a stable pilot...likewise, a stable airplane [C172] makes an unstable pilot"
That is kind of true, but the more important thing is to know the aircraft you are flying in, no matter how "easy" and forgiving it is.
And the most important thing to have in mind, at least that is how I feel, to be interested and eager to learn. Any uncertainty should be
a certainty before flying
I am flying the C-172 Skyhawk II, and it sure is stable. I have not practiced any spins, cause it is not a required practice for the PPL course, although I would happily pay extra to learn it and get the feel of it. Stalls are awsome though, specially with full power and high pitch up.