Over 3,000 hours in tailwheel RVs. I always tell others to takeoff and land into the wind. At my home airport, I will take off downhill and land uphill with wind any direction as long as it is below 5 kts. It pretty much does not matter to me in my RV-6 what wind direction is at any airport as long as it is less than 5 kts. IF I were to be flying another RV, it would be into the wind.
I once watched two RVs land at an airport that had 3-knots of quartering tailwind. Both landed without issue BUT when one of them turned to exit the runway it went up on its nose. The tail was in the air and pilot in the cockpit till it was pulled down by someone on the ground.
My RV-6 handles crosswind landings with either wheel landings or 3-point landings. Most of my landings the past 10-years have been wheel landings but will typically 3-point with strong or gusting crosswinds. The 3-point is just my personal preference and I tell others that they should use what they like and feel safest doing.
Gary A. Sobek
KVVS RV-6 Flying
Building RV-8 S/N: 80012
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