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Old 30th Jun 2020, 10:38
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Ascend Charlie
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Great South East, tired and retired
Posts: 2,838
Crab, technically he isn't in the H/V curve, which is for level flight with the power to stay there.

This is a low-power descent, a different scenario for which the manufacturers do not produce a graph.Way too many people try to superimpose a descent onto the Curve, when it ain't applicable.

I have to agree that skooching in at 130kt (just slow enough to get the Dunlops dangling) and then doing a smooth 180 quickstop to terminate in a perfect hover over the pad is very satisfying. The Sydney control tower even said "Gee that looked good" on one of my better landings.
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