When Brad and I returned from Oshkosh last year we landed at
Wendover, UT. The runway was 120 degrees and the wind was blowing 170-
180 degrees at 38 gusting to 42. No problems (standard rudder). You
must have been holding your mouth the wrong way. These planes land
fine in a cross wind so long as they are set up properly and weren't
It was a bealtiful day over the Sierra's yesterday. Lots of snow!
Jim Patillo N46JP Q200 565 hrs.
--- In Q-LIST@..., "HawkiDoug" <hawkidoug@c...> wrote:
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 wasit? Now I
remember why I don't fly."landings and
all were very hard. I increased throttle with each bounce tostabilize
things for the next attempt. The 3rd "hit" I just stayed with herand it all
came out ok. I have tried to go over everything in my mind to seewhat I
would do differently, but I can't clarify anything, so I either didkept power
in to the last moment and when I cut the throttle the gusts wouldget me. Oh
yeah, I'm glad I had differential brakes! I don't want to start thewhole
"bigger rudder" issue again, but My big rudder wasn't enoughyesterday (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 nodamage. I did
see paint from my tail wheel bracket on the tail wheel on the sidewhere you
would expect it. You can imagine the forces involved.