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Old 11-24-2019, 02:31 AM
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still relating to take-off roll distance only, I wonder... on a grass field yesterday, applied full throttle with one notch of flaps during the roll, stick neutral to keep the 3 points attitude, and she levitates off the ground in a very short distance, in ground effect and below stall speed at around 40kts... (yes, 180 ponies and the 3 blade CSP produce quite some pull )
Could there be a difference, on grass strips, whereby the nose gear produces additional drag during the initial acceleration, or is the drag produced by the positive AOA of a taildragger greater?

Has any shoot-out on grass fields ever taken place?
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:51 AM
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