Haha, yeah sorry “scroll back” is not the most descriptive of terms. Grab the wheel at the front and move your hand as far back as it will go. That’s one scroll back.
COOL OKAY unfort my plane wouldn’t start today SO THIS’LL HAVE TO WAIT but i’ll get to testing this next time i’m up doing engine-out drills
Most small aircraft will glide at a high ratio by trimming nose up from cruise trim. On both Cessna 172 and Traumahawks (Pa-28s) doing a full scroll back 3 times on the trim gets it to optimal glide ratio. So you can basically take both hands off the yoke and start working through your checklist without worrying about your vertical speed for a minute or two. Then, once you’ve confirmed you can’t restart your engine via the restart engine checklist (side note: do you have copies of the checklists for your plane? Those are the best thing for you to study) you focus on getting that muthafucker on the closest, flattest piece of ground you see. Preferably something paved as grass has hidden boulders that could trash your prop.
AH OKAY yeah it’s 60kts for a 152, i’m just having trouble visualizing a… full scroll back? like how much is a full scroll? a full move of one ridge on the dial to the place where the ridge beneath it was?
i need to be studying engine-out landings so instead i spent half an hour making icons
Basically scroll back 3 times on the trim, check your fuel (switch tanks or put it on both), and start looking for a golf course or freeway. Then land that muthafucker like the badass bitch you are :)
Super simple! You got this.
scroll back like… from cruise speed? so nose up?