Ed Cesnalis Posted November 13, 2016 Report Share Posted November 13, 2016 ...The control system in the CT is designed so ailerons also operate with the flaps (flaperons). Because of this feature it allows the airplane to have a very slow stall speed and it will operate from very short runways. When flaps are applied adverse yaw becomes more pronounced, because with aileron application you are creating much more drag on the side opposite to the direction you are pushing the stick. When you get the airplane put on full flaps and have someone hold the stick to the side and you will see what I mean. Because of this use caution making crosswind landings with more than 15° flaps. There has been more than one case of CT's having the downwind wing stall and drop un-expectantly causing damage to the airplane. Tom, you really made me think and I thank you. I have heard the above a number of times and it never rang true for me. Here's why, the fix isn't avoiding the configuration the fix is the rudder. Most of the time I side slip without even noticing, its burned in and takes no thought. Then there are those days. Its not a limit that you can hear on the AWOS wind report but it is a limit you can feel. On these days it doesn't feel right to have your nose off the wind and aligned with the runway. My inner voice won't let me go there, better to crab today and keep the wind on both wings. Its a feel and I understand it comes with time you can't teach it unless its one of those days. The nose belongs where you decide to put it. If 30* effects the nose more than 15 then you need more correction, that is automatic you don't think about it. Avoiding 30 due to adverse yaw concerns might make sense if you were running out of rudder but if you can keep the nose where you want it then the caution isn't warranted in my opinion. The better question is do you really want your nose aligned today? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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