Guest brentc Posted November 2, 2008 Share Posted November 2, 2008 On my way home from a little fly-in near Rushworth on the weekend I was feeling brave so decided to drop into a mate's strip on the side of a hill. It's 300 metres, on the side of a hill as you can see with trees at one end and a drop-off into a valley at the other. Touched down one up at around 58 knots and pulled up with around 100 metres to spare. For those contemplating operating the jab out of a short strip like this I'd recommend the long wing model such as J170, 230 or 430 plus you'd need to set a minimum width to operate from. This strip is simply too skinny for a Jab! The large tail of the Jab makes it prone to being affected by crosswinds and with limited traction on the front wheel on grass, directional control may be compromised. Takeoff was pretty much uneventful, 1 stage of flap applied about 80% of the takeoff roll and liftoff at around the 200 metre mark with approximately a 10+ knot tailwind for operational reasons. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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