Ed Cesnalis Posted April 7, 2017 Report Share Posted April 7, 2017 I'm posting this here too because I have done a better job at debunking your no flaps higher speed landings. My first plane and my current plane both had/have flaperons. I have always used full or 30 degree flaps for landings. I get that roll authority diminishes with higher flaperon settings but that is true with higher flap settings as well. Nothing new because we have flaperons.It's not a big deal because we as pilots don't move the stick into the wind just a small amount and fail to counter the drift or fail to keep the low wing down. Like any other input when our stick's become sluggish we still move them far enough to get the desired result.More flaps = less speed = less roll authority = more stick travel required.Here's why this is smarter than landing fast: If your roll authority is inadequate when attempting to land at minimum speed you can simply fly away and land on a different runway. If instead you land fast but in the same conditions, with more roll authority and more ease you will more likely be able to land but still run out of needed authority as speed decays when you are on the ground and even more vulnerable. Result is the mishap is now more likely. I have always said that landing fast just postpones the vulnerable period but above I think I put it better. ---------------------------------- Do every landing as though you know that you have a flat tire. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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