Re: X wind landings in a Q
Maybe you need the seven pack. Juuussst kidding! Take a breath and
relax. Its gonna be summer real soon.
Thanks for the call to Bob to offer assistance at our West Coast
Tandem Wing FlyIn this August. You really are a champion for Quickie
Airplanes and are doing a fantastic job in your new position. It
will be fun to get you out here and chat it up. Looks like we gonna
have another fun Cailfornia weekend.
BTW, just cause your rudders bigger n' mine doesn't mean you know
how to hold your mouth just right for landing in a nasty crosswind.
I bet you didn't have your crosswind boots on either, did you?
Jim Patillo N46JP Q200
--- In Q-LIST@yahoogroups.com, "HawkiDoug" <hawkidoug@c...> wrote:
Like I said. I don't want to start with the rudder thing becausemine came
this way and my point is I'm glad I had differential brakes whichI believe
is part of "setting them up properly". I don't consider my birdsquirrelly
either and it doesn't have some of the six pack mods which I doadvocate. My
experience level has a lot to do with the situation also, as Ihave never
been involved in crosswinds of this nature in any airplane. Myrunway
options yesterday were limited because the more favorable runwaywas down
for maintenance. It would have cut an 80 degree crosswind to a 40degree
cross wind similar to the situation you described Jim, and Imight not have
written my 1st email in the first place. I only wrote it becausethe point
is the airplane & I made a successful landing and it DID handlethe
crosswind.which is the
best way to hold my mouth to help my landings. :) Maybe when Icome to
Livermore in August I can get a photo of you and I with the propermouth
alignment to put in the newsletter.blowing 170-
You180 degrees at 38 gusting to 42. No problems (standard rudder).
landmust have been holding your mouth the wrong way. These planes
weren'tfine in a cross wind so long as they are set up properly and
wasThankfully I had 150' wide by 7000' long runway. I used it all.The femalecontroller came on after I was down and said "That wasn't fun
herit? Now Iremember why I don't fly."landings and
seeand it allcame out ok. I have tried to go over everything in my mind to
didwhat Iwould do differently, but I can't clarify anything, so I either
Ieverything possible to begin with or was just lucky, or both.
wouldkept powerin to the last moment and when I cut the throttle the gusts
theget me. Ohyeah, I'm glad I had differential brakes! I don't want to start
bacon.whole"bigger rudder" issue again, but My big rudder wasn't enoughyesterday (yesI have a non standard rudder). Differential brakes saved my
sideI didinspect the aircraft when I got back to the hanger and saw nodamage. I didsee paint from my tail wheel bracket on the tail wheel on the
where youwould expect it. You can imagine the forces involved.