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Old 04-24-2010, 09:37 AM   #61
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Very Cool! But how does the pilot keep the plane "straight" during takeoffs/landings if he / she doesn't use the designated part? Do they just "eyeball" it?
"Maintain compass heading in absence of runway centerline stripes".
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Speaking of crosswinds. Today here there is a 28 MPH crosswind. Did not get to fly the cub today!
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Speaking of crosswinds. Today here there is a 28 MPH crosswind. Did not get to fly the cub today!
Good call. When crosswind component is about the same as stall speed, that's not good. Add in the taildragger post-touchdown drama and it could be a wild ride.
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I have landed the legand cub in 12 mph crosswinds. Had full rudder in. Suppose to handle 15 mph. Maybe. I don't want to risk it.
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With enough headwind you can fly a Cub backwards, right? Heck, 28mph should allow you to head into the wind and land it perpendicular to the runway. Of course taxiing could be a bit tricky...
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