Today Legacy Instructional Series is back with another dogfighting training video!
Exercise ID: DFM1-1 Spirals
Exercise Type: Combat Training
Exercise Map Type: Crusader
Exercise Player Requirement: Solo
Maneuver Featured: Spiral (other names: barrel roll, barrel yaw, helix, skidded roll)
Maneuver Difficulty: Intermediate
Maneuver Stability/Predictability Rating: Low
To practice the fundamental concept of using combined roll along with pitch, yaw, and/or strafe to maintain motion in a direction of flight while tracing a helical path.
Smooth, low jerk, accelerating, spiraling path toward an object or direction.
- Using too much (or not enough) roll to keep up with pitch.
- Demanding too fast/wide of a spiral, resulting in vector becoming uncontrolled, culminating in a “flat” aileron (axial) roll with zero defensive capability.
- Doing too tight of a spiral, resulting in an axial roll.
- Letting the reference point “wander” on the screen, resulting in an uncontrolled vector.
Producer, Pilot: Vin
Test Pilots: Valk, Daniel40
Credits: Splooshie, Filanwizard
Part of the Legacy Instructional Series