A stall turn maneuver description without rolls. Graphic courtesy of NSRCA.
401-5 Stall Turn without Rolls (T)
From upright, pull a 1/4 inside loop to a vertical upline, hesitate, perform a stall turn
through 180° to a vertical downline, hesitate, pull a 1/4 inside loop to exit upright in the
opposite direction. Exit altitude of maneuver need not be the same as entry altitude.
➢ Track does not become exactly vertical.
and stall turn.
➢ Return path not parallel to entry path.
➢ Pivot radius greater than 1/2 wingspan.
➢ Pendulum movement after stall.
➢ Loop segments not round and with same radius.
by Mike Riggs
In real-life terms, a judging seminar is just another way of saying, “Getting together with friends to talk about
flying model airplanes.”
This past April, four of us in Boise,
Idaho, joined a group of people 500
miles away in Oregon via teleconference
for a 11/2-day National Society of Radio
Controlled Aerobatics (NSRCA) District
1. Altitude adjustments are allowed
in any turnaround maneuver, except the
turnaround between straight flight out
and straight flight back.