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    Vicious landings?

    <I have read all I could find on the sundowner and the consensus is that the sundowner is "downright vicious on landings".>

    I've had my Sundowner for about 8 months and am loving it. I had 100 hours when I got it and now have about 200. Carl is right on describing how the gear with the trailing link/donuts will release energy, where an oleo strut as on a Cherokee will absorb it. All this means to me is the Musketeer line is not as forgiving of bad technique. Like everyone says, speed control is key. If your speed is good and you don't flair too high you can almost guarantee a greaser. If it does bounce pretty good, a little power or a go around and you're fine.

    My wife is taking lessons on our Sundowner right now. She has about 12 hours and the instructor says she's pretty close to soloing. If it was a question of "vicious landings" then I don't think I would be too keen on this. One of the pluses is it's much more stable with cross wind landings than a Cessna (IMO).
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    Vicious landings?

    > <I have read all I could find on the sundowner and the consensus is that
    > the sundowner is "downright vicious on landings".>
    *** Huh?

    The Sundowner is a pussycat to land. I learned to fly in a Cessna 120
    - now THAT was a challenge, especially in crosswinds. I never cease to
    be
    amazed at the crosswind prowess of this airplane.

    - Jerry Kaidor ( jerry@tr2.com )


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