Guest Marius Grobler Posted October 5, 2008 Share Posted October 5, 2008 Hi there fellow aviators I trained in a J160 and own a UL with a long wing (10m). As I got to 100 hrs I suddenly forgot how to land it in cross wind and I was also finding the cross wind take-off challenging. So, I got my instructor to go flying with me and his insight was REALLY very helpful (he has 17,000 hrs on everything to DC3). Perhaps this message is old news to most of you but perhaps someone can take some benefit out of it: 1. Use the aelrons to keep you straight during the take-off run 2. In the the final: use your rudder to roll you straight and level 3. Be aggressive when the wind is aggressive. Do not hesitate to use full aeleron when you need to do it 4. The long wing gives you plenty of lift. Come in low and get your descent rate right...even if that means not getting the strip to "...stand up right..." 5. Use half flap. Full flap will get you down in the next town ;) 6. Come in a bit faster. Speed helps you 7. Use the rudder aggressively while the front wheel is still in the air...and use your aelerons to stay on the straight and narrow 8. Keep the nose down in the take off run until you van rotate. I have found that even slight pressure on the elevator gets you bumping all over the runway in no time flat 9. Use less power on final - compared to shorter wing aircraft 10. Descend quicker on base leg and try to be 300 ft AGL on final 11. Make your final run longer and use the time to gause your descent rate. Use power as needed to control descent rate 12. ATTITUDE - get your landing attitude on final and keep it there As I say - old news to most of you but unfortunately not always communicated Stay safe Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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