Topic: Maintaining 1g during aerobatic maneuvers

Sasha, one of my favorite aviation images is that of "Tex" Johnston conducting a barrel roll in the prototype Boeing 707 over Lake Washington in 1955. How does one maintain positive 1g while inverted?

Re: Maintaining 1g during aerobatic maneuvers

Hey Nelson, welcome to the discussion group, man! I am no expert in power aerobatics, however, a barrell roll is essentially a loop done wit a bit of aileron in. So if you can do a loop with 1G once you're at the top, then you can also do a barrel roll (which again is not a roll). Think of doing a quite narrow loop when instead of releasing to zero gravity at the top, you keep in a 1G. See you around!

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