Landing the 8
My 8 also has a 200hp with f/p Prince prop. I fly final at 70kts if smooth and have the power at about 1000-1100 rpm as needed and pull power to idle over the threshold. I usually make wheel landings and this gives me enough to play with a bit. If I'm making 3 pt landings I will slow on short final to 65kts and idle as needed and hold it off until landing. Never has dropped when I pull power if I'm on speed. Of course, this is all calm, not much wind.
I almost always used full flaps because it's easier to control speed. Of course, practicing no and partial flaps is recommended.
Jerry "Widget" Morris
RV 8, N8JL, 2700+ hours
Saint Simons Island, GA. KSSI
PIF 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
I just wish I could afford to live the way I do
Last edited by RV8iator : 04-08-2007 at 02:21 PM.