Turns around a point

PolarTwins55

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POS's.

Anyway, was reviewing for my private checkride today, and those dman turns around points are back! Does anyone have any tips on doing these?

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Schedule your checkride on a no wind day...Then they're really easy...:)
 

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Pick out four objects that surrond the point, all space about the same distance from the point and then connect the dots.( if you can find a small square field that is surrounded on all sides by a road that works best) I always taught my students to only look at the point they are turning about three times. First to pick it, second to know when to start turning and third to know when to stop turning. The rest of the time try to fly over the points that surround your point. Good luck.
 

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Enter on the downwind which will allow for you to go right into the steepest bank angle. Your shallowest bank should be on the up wind. Make sure that you adjust your bank properly to allow for an equal distant turn around that point. Good luck!
 

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PolarTwins55 said:
Anyway, was reviewing for my private checkride today, and those dman turns around points are back! Does anyone have any tips on doing these?
Ruduce your angle of bank on the "upwind" side of the point. Increase it on the "downwind" side of the point".
 

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Read the AFH and PTS, that's what the DPE is reading. Alphabits, once again.


Peter, those are Cheerios.
 

PolarTwins55

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Willy21 said:
Pick out four objects that surrond the point, all space about the same distance from the point and then connect the dots.
thanks to yall that helped. that was probably one of the best pieces of advice i've been given on this. It makes it mucho mucho easier to visualise the circle, which is where i was fubaring things. I'll have to try this tomorow.
 

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Put your loose change in your left pocket. Untie your right shoe. Put your headset on backwards. This always worked for me. Good luck.
 

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The four points is what I taught. Lots easier to get a new to fly to a point than around one. Good luck on your ride.
 

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TiredOfTeaching said:
The four points is what I taught. Lots easier to get a new to fly to a point than around one. Good luck on your ride.
i agree, i had problems with this manuever as well.. this method resolved problems immediately.
 

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i was taught to keep the point on the wingtip, where the line of rivets leads to (on a cessna 172). if the point gets ahead of the rivets, have a shallower bank. if the point falls behind the line of rivets, then steepen the bank. the point will momentarily be unvisible but then bring the wingtip back up and it should be centered. i had no problems with this method.
 

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"thanks to yall that helped. that was probably one of the best pieces of advice i've been given on this. It makes it mucho mucho easier to visualise the circle, which is where i was fubaring things. I'll have to try this tomorow."

When I was instructing, I found that once people could "see" a circle on the ground and fly over it, they had no trouble. Their bank angles would vary appropriately. Getting them to visualize a circle around a point was the tough part.

Good luck on your ride.
 

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The maneuver is even easier when the area is flat and there are farm fields as far as the eye can see with divisions in those fields every 1/4 mile, marked like a grid (section lines). Just aim between the quarter and half a mile divisions on each of the four sides, adjust the bank as required.
 
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