Flick roll | Article about flick roll by The Free Dictionary
When a swept wing flexes, points A and B as well as points C and D rise through the same distance. However, point C rises further than A and there is a consequent loss of incidence. This is maximum at the tips under high G conditions. This results in center of pressure moving forward and resulting in tightening the maneuver.
A very rapid roll executed at a slow speed when the aircraft is practically in a stalled condition. The pilot applies the full rudder and pulls back the stick at a very low speed. The pilot then moves the stick forward and centralizes the rudder for recovery from a flick roll. It is usually a prohibited maneuver except in special aerobatic aircraft. There is a difference between a flick roll and the snap roll; the former is at very low speeds and is not a controlled maneuver; whereas the latter is a controlled maneuver that is executed at well above stalling speed.
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Forced to dash out of his area as Beavon chased Doyle's through-ball he saw the City substitute's delicate flick roll
fractionally wide but went down clutching his left thigh and had to be helped off.
Fast transitions into flick rolls
or the application of full power to recover from spins mean the throttle has to be activated quickly.
84min: Giggs' 70-yard run setsup a chance for Earnshaw but the flick rolls
wide when a more firmer connection was needed.