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Short Field Landing Airspeed Conundrum

Old 24th Jul 2017, 00:09
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"Always remember and forever take heed: left hand for glidepath and right hand for speed!" (reverse for First Officers).
Bloggsie,
So predictable, but you always did have your hand on it.

As it happens, that would work for all the aeroplane I flew originally, as the throttle was always on the left ---- indeed, the RAF was so keen on the idea of the throttle being in the left hand side (rather traditional in single seat or tandem aircraft) that even some trainers with newfangled side by side seating had two sets of throttles.

One undeniable fact remains, an autopilot on a couple approach (or any time, really) uses power/thrust to control speed, and pitch to control climb and descent ---- and there is no good reason why a human pilot should not do the same thing ---- now that powered approaches are the norm.

Tootle pip!!
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 04:24
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Ahem... when yer comes out of a slip is that considered as thrust ?...






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Old 24th Jul 2017, 05:51
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Originally Posted by Luddee
indeed, the RAF was so keen on the idea of the throttle being in the left hand side (rather traditional in single seat or tandem aircraft) that even some trainers with newfangled side by side seating had two sets of throttles.
Indeed indeed. Given that the RAF is an AIR FORCE, and most airforce aeroplanes (not trash-hauling types) have the stick between the legs and throttles on the left, it is entirely reasonable that their trainers would have two sets. Just like the Ginwheel, eh Leddie?

I've always thought 1.3Vs in a Cesspit is too fast... Stick to stay on slope, and throttle to just keep the wailing cat at bay...
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 15:10
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs View Post
Just like the Ginwheel, eh Leddie?
Brilliant entertainment, Capn Bloggs and LeadSled! Please keep it coming!

(I have to confess that during my only passenger flight in a RAAF 4 Flight Ginwheel during 1981, I fell asleep over Barrington Tops. (It was a warm, sunny afternoon.) My pilot, Jorge Washington rolled the aircraft inverted pulling a bit of minus G. That woke me up! Apparently he was concerned that there may have been forms that he was unfamiliar with, had I died.)

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago. I had a very pleasant first flight in a Tiger Moth at Luskintyre. And the very same ex RAAF Winjeel is there!
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Old 25th Jul 2017, 03:06
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Originally Posted by gerry111 View Post
Brilliant entertainment, Capn Bloggs and LeadSled! Please keep it coming!...

...Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago. I had a very pleasant first flight in a Tiger Moth...
Were it demonstrated to yer how descent can be adjusted by rudder.....

Hmmm ....Now were that rate or angle of descent ..







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Old 25th Jul 2017, 04:54
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Originally Posted by Flying Binghi View Post
Were it demonstrated to yer how descent can be adjusted by rudder.....

Hmmm ....Now were that rate or angle of descent ..
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Yeah, but ya need aileron as well to do them sideslips..

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