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Reverse Outside Loop

Inside Loops are performed in threes to make the maneuver adequately challenging. The Single Reverse Outside Loop is sufficiently challenging with one loop that it is a maneuver recognized by AMA for the lower classes of competition. It is only performed upwind. The prerequisite to this maneuver is the inverted flight that is discussed in the first half of this lesson. Once your plane, flying inverted, reaches the center point opposite yourself, you push forward on the elevator stick to produce an upward climb into a loop. All the rules for flying an inside loop apply to an outside loop. First off, be ready for the "heavy wing effect" and use aileron to correct for it. Also, varying amounts of elevator are necessary to achieve true roundness, all as discussed in Lesson 3. Since the exit of the Outside Loop is to inverted flight, it will take some experimentation with each model you fly to see just how much "down" elevator is necessary to achieve level flight before rolling upright. With some aircraft, as you come out of the loop a continuing amount of down is required. Others will fly level without down elevator a short distance, giving you opportunity to go through your rolling to upright routine described earlier in this lesson.