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Old 09-17-2019, 02:17 PM
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My goal on every landing is to make one power reduction and never touch the throttle again.
Same here. I like to make the power reduction, usually to idle abeam the numbers, and stage my flaps in as required by my position and energy to arrive on energy at the threshold. It's a judgement call and sometimes you miss, but I try to miss large and bleed the extra energy at an altitude of 1 foot. It doesn't take long with full flaps and a constant speed prop on the fine pitch blocks. "On Energy" by the way may look differently every time - might be a smooth flat arrival or fast dirty shuttle approach - but the goal is the same. Arrive at the threshold with the correct airspeed in the correct configuration and altitude. It's a dance.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:44 PM
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I'm with you Greg!

You are spoiled by that CS prop. With a FP prop, speed control becomes critical because it is very easy to speed up and very difficult to slow down.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:45 PM
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I'm with you Greg!

You are spoiled by that CS prop. With a FP prop, speed control becomes critical because it is very easy to speed up and very difficult to slow down.


Now if we could just convince you to put one on your plane, and move the little wheel back where it belongs, you could have a great flying machine too.

*runs for cover...*
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:57 PM
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Now if we could just convince you to put one on your plane, and move the little wheel back where it belongs, you could have a great flying machine too.

*runs for cover...*
What can I say? I'm a conventional kind of guy.
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