Jim Hall Posted October 6, 2019 Share Posted October 6, 2019 Thank you Larry (Top Gun) for suggesting I purchase the book Stick and Rudder. Only now am I learning how to fly by understanding rather than trial and error. Every new pilot should read and understand this book early on. It is a confidence builder. Having said that, I am flying the practice flights in the book one of which is stalling--increasing the angle of attack until there is no more lift on the wing, and the plane is supposed to drop, not descend. I fly the Cessna 172 Skylark that comes with FSX--and it won't stall. I fly straight and level at 3000' at 2300 rpm's and 0 deg attitude, then reduce rpm's gradually trying to maintain altitude: 2300 rpms -- 98 knots 2000 rpm's --80 knots 1700 rpm's -- 60 knots 1500 rpm's -- Still 60 knots but descending 250 ft/min 1400 rpm's -- 60 knots, 300 ft/min 1200 rpm's -- 60 knots, 500 ft/min Cut to Idle Power still keeping full back on yoke -- Descending 700+ ft / min BUT DESCENDING NOT DROPPING. Every once in awhile the nose will move down a bit like it wants to stall, but the additional small amount of speed pulls the nose back up and no stall. Now I'm thinking when I round out landing I'm not stalling but descending onto the runway. What do you guys think? i7-7700k @ 4.2 Ghz, 16 GB DDR4/3000,2280 SSD M.2,Genome II Case,Nvidia GTX 1080 rear exhaust, Samsung 40" HDTV & Two 24" HP side monitors. Redbird Alloy yoke, pedals, and throttle. A single Saitek Instrument Panel and Cessna trim wheel. Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers. Windows 10 64 bit. 58 measured Mbps. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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