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Re: Rudder Talk
As I learned it, a true slip is when you use full rudder, and as much
aileron as possible, in order to lose altitude. I used to do it often
in my Grumman, but never in the Velocity. It doesn't take much aileron
to keep the wing low and plane aligned in a crosswind, so I don't really
count this as a true slip. Of course this is just me talking. As a
practical matter, the velocity comes in so fast that crosswinds aren't
much of a problem, again, for me.
You are right in that Alan prefers to land with a crab. The castering
nosegear allows the plane to easily straighten out.
This is a debate that I prefer to avoid. What works best for YOU is
Hope this all makes sense.
Big Ape Gyms - Velocity 173