Originally Posted by FlyWheel
What are "slips"? Besides women's lingere, I mean.
There are two kinds of slips, forward slip. and side slip.
Both cases require you to deflect the rudder the full amount.
This angles the fuselage to the direction of flight causing enormous drag.
I said move the rudder to full extreme position, that gives the most drag and the most altitude is lost , rudder can be reduced to control the descent.
Direction control is then maintained using opposite aileron and by varying the aileron deflection.
If the plane maintains a straight ground track along the extended centerline of the runway, you have a forward slip.
If the plane travels sideways while slipping, track is either left or right and forward, you have a side slip.
While slipping, the airplane cannot stall as long as you can hold the wing down with ailerons.
If the wing comes up, all bets are off.
Throttle should not be on while slipping, it's like driving a car with the brakes on and giving it the gas.