VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 08-31-2017, 11:39 AM
HIIFLY's Avatar
HIIFLY HIIFLY is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Brighton, Pa. 15066
Posts: 277
Default Landing Short ?

Does. Anybody , actually land a RV 4/6/7/8/9 , in 350 feet ????
__________________
14 planes owned ,11 bought ,3 built .
RV-8 N808H ,Sold
RV-6 Sold 😔
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-31-2017, 11:49 AM
RONSIM's Avatar
RONSIM RONSIM is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Largo, FL
Posts: 845
Default I "play" at trying the short field, but

The best I have done is about 600-650, hard, dry surface and no tire skidding -- at about 1700lbs in my -6A.

Maybe I could do a little better, but harder on everything!

Ron
__________________
RV-10 Co-built, maintained, flown (sold)
RV-8A Maintained and flown (Sold)
RV-6A Bought and Flying (N177RV), upgrades $$$
IO360, 180HP/CS, AFS 5600T, D10A, G650, G430, G327, ADS-B, VIZ385 AP
Very Happy Contributor
Comm, SMEL, CFII, A&P
Based at KCLW (Clearwater, FL)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-31-2017, 11:53 AM
gasman gasman is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 3,460
Default

Good question.... My best is about 700 feet. 6A O320 fp.
__________________
VAF #897
2017 =VAF= Dues PAID
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-31-2017, 11:54 AM
fixnflyguy fixnflyguy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Posts: 933
Default Not me...

I believe solo, low fuel, dragging it in and holding my mouth right, I could land my -4 that short, but I don't go out looking to try ! I think the risk of whacking something to prove the point is worthless, and it wont win the Alaska bush plane record !
__________________
Bill E.
RV-4/N76WE
8A7 / Advance NC
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-31-2017, 12:22 PM
RV7A Flyer's Avatar
RV7A Flyer RV7A Flyer is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: US
Posts: 1,648
Default

At my home field, the first taxiway is 660' from the threshold. I can make that some of the time, IF the approach is dead solid perfect and stable, with 65 knots on short final and I plant it on the numbers .

Needless to say, this doesn't happen often, but it feels good when it does
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-31-2017, 12:52 PM
terrykohler terrykohler is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 980
Default Actually, Not A Bad Thing To Practice

Let me clarify...
With a 53-55 kt approach in the 9A (GW Vso of 44 Kts), it's not an unreasonable target. Rather than risk flat- spotting a tire or wearing out your brakes, it's best to just coast on by the end of the target zone. You'll know it you could have made it without breaking a sweat.
Why is this practice and knowledge important? Even if you're landing mostly on 2200ft+ paved runways like I do, it's nice to know that just about any hole on a golf course will work in an emergency. Wide, smooth, no power lines to contend with, and nothing bigger than a golf cart to challenge you.
Next: Practice cutting power to idle a various points in the downwind and with varying wind conditions to make sure you can hit your target at the correct speed, every time. Don't forget to slip if you have to.
Terry, CFI
RV9A N323TP
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-31-2017, 04:05 PM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,499
Default Challenging but possible.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HIIFLY View Post
Does. Anybody , actually land a RV 4/6/7/8/9 , in 350 feet ????
I have couple of those under my belt. Where I was literally limited by those numbers. It could be done in RV9 for sure just need some practice as Terry said. Every knot of a headwind component and absence of obstructions helps greatly.






__________________
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-01-2017, 09:02 AM
Snowflake's Avatar
Snowflake Snowflake is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Posts: 3,205
Default

Consistently? Not yet. But I did manage to be down and turned off in just over 500' once. With a wheel landing, no less. I still don't know exactly what went right on that approach... I was #4 in a line of planes and paid more attention out of the cockpit than in, and flew it mostly by the seat of my pants...
__________________
Rob Prior
1996 RV-6 "Tweety" C-FRBP (formerly N196RV)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-01-2017, 09:30 AM
snopercod's Avatar
snopercod snopercod is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 1,396
Default

I really admire that RVs can land on short, rough fields, unlike my Lancair. I can only land on paved strips and the best I've been able to do is 2,200'. I'm really jealous...
__________________
(2018 dues paid)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-01-2017, 10:02 AM
JonJay's Avatar
JonJay JonJay is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Battleground
Posts: 3,973
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowflake View Post
Consistently? Not yet. But I did manage to be down and turned off in just over 500' once. With a wheel landing, no less. I still don't know exactly what went right on that approach... I was #4 in a line of planes and paid more attention out of the cockpit than in, and flew it mostly by the seat of my pants...
My experiences mirror yours Rob.
I couldn't say I could do it consistently because I think it is more luck and circumstance than skill (for me anyway) although I can commit to 1000'.
__________________
Smart People do Stupid things all the time. I know, I've seen me do'em.

RV6 - Builder/Flying
Bucker Jungmann
Fiat G.46 -(restoration in progress, if I have enough life left in me)
RV1 - Proud Pilot.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:02 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.