Re: X wind landings in a Q
Thankfully I had 150' wide by 7000' long runway. I used it all. The female controller came on after I was down and said "That wasn't fun was it? Now I remember why I don't fly."toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I'm impressed with how tough this little bird is. I attempted 3 landings and all were very hard. I increased throttle with each bounce to stabilize things for the next attempt. The 3rd "hit" I just stayed with her and it all came out ok. I have tried to go over everything in my mind to see what I would do differently, but I can't clarify anything, so I either did everything possible to begin with or was just lucky, or both.
While the crosswind was a b*%ch, the gusting was the big issue. I kept power in to the last moment and when I cut the throttle the gusts would get me. Oh yeah, I'm glad I had differential brakes! I don't want to start the whole "bigger rudder" issue again, but My big rudder wasn't enough yesterday (yes I have a non standard rudder). Differential brakes saved my bacon. I did inspect the aircraft when I got back to the hanger and saw no damage. I did see paint from my tail wheel bracket on the tail wheel on the side where you would expect it. You can imagine the forces involved.
Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
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From: "Needy, William M" <williammneedy@...>
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 8:02 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] X wind landings in a Q