incipient spin

incipient spin

incipient spin
A spin that is not yet stabilized. This condition can last from two to six turns during which the rate of rotation and the rate of descent continuously change. The recovery from an incipient spin is easier than from a stabilized spin.
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While in a nose-up attitude, the airplane banked left to a "wings vertical" attitude, then pitched nose-down, entered an incipient spin and disappeared from view.
Many accidents classified in the "stall/spin" category involve stall events in which the ball is not centered--which results in an aggressive roll and pitch down that may be an incipient spin or a spiral.
The AAIB concluded: "The aircraft stalled and entered an incipient spin, probably following a partial loss of engine power - the cause of which could not be determined.
I had him recover using the standard NATOPS "idle/neutral" recovery during the incipient spin.
It massively increases the message that the back end of the car is moving," says Harty, "to the extent that--if you let go of the steering wheel--the back of the car will very elegantly steer itself out of an incipient spin.
Then, just before it went out of sight under the leading edge of the wing, I saw it flick over to port in what looked like an incipient spin.
The result is too common: Without much warning, the airplane entered a cross-controlled stall and an incipient spin.
The lifting wing pushes the airplane rapidly and dramatically into a snap roll or an incipient spin.
The falling leaf maneuver starts with a power-off stall in level flight and initiating an incipient spin by holding back pressure and applying full rudder in one direction.
18 sums it up best: During the incipient spin phase, "recoveries in those airplanes approved for intentional spins are usually rapid, and, in some airplanes, may occur merely by relaxing the pro-spin rudder and elevator deflections.