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Old 04-08-2007, 01:18 PM
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Default 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.
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