Re: X wind landings in a Q


Jim Patillo
 

Doug,

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
already squirly.

It was a bealtiful day over the Sierra's yesterday. Lots of snow!

Regards,

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 was
it? Now I
remember why I don't fly."

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
www.asignabove.net
Omaha NE
N25974

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