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    Aerial Fig. 10 Split-S and Tail Spin

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    Updated: November 25, 2019 - 1:55pm
    Submitted: JCab747

    Split-S, Tail Spin. The split-S and tail spin are diving maneuvers that can be performed by aircars, glijets and fixed-wing aircraft. Jetcopters cannot perform these actions.

    Both maneuvers are made by moving forward one square and then turning out in any direction. See Figure 10. The aircraft dives almost vertically for several hundred meters before pulling out and resuming normal movement. Count each full 50 meters dived as one square of movement. Then add the diving bonus squares.

    The difference between the two maneuvers is that the divingbonus from the tail spin is only half the usual diving bonus. Add only one bonus square for each full 100 meters dived in a tail spin. An aircraft doing atail spin or a split-S must dive at least 250 meters. It can lose more altitude by diving farther during the maneuver or by making a normal dive after the maneuver.

    Tail spins in this case are a controlled maneuver as opposed to a flat spin, where an aircraft is falling almost horizontally.