> 2. Landing Advice Needed!
> Posted by: "Dean Imbeau" dean_484@hotmail.com deanimbeau
> Date: Tue Mar 4, 2008 7:49 pm ((PST))
> Hi,
> As one who is new to low wing airplanes, I am finding that my musketeer
> seems to like to stay flying when I am interested in having her land. The
> ground affects are what makes the difference I guess between this plane and
> the Cessna's I am used to flying. This presents a problem in a strong cross
> wind, as with no steerable nose wheel, just using the rudder tends to make
> the plane want to drift. Although a little power might keep her straight,
> with only 2,000 ft of grass, I don't have a lot of extra room, and really
> hate to run out of runway.
> Any feedback/advise/tips for bringing this plane down in a strong
> crosswind would be most welcome!

Airspeed, airspeed, airspeed.

Xwinds don't affect landing distance that much. 2000 feet of runway is MORE
then adequate for my Sundowner. Of course you are landing on grass, so
soft field landing technique is in order.

FOR ME, when winds are higher then 10 knots regardless of direction, I use
only 2 notches of flaps rather then three. This for me reduces any float
factor induced by ground effect and any wind gust factor.


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