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MauleMechanic
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maules.com wrote:
Actually capnkirk, its 80.
5 flap positions
4 primary wind directions
4 primarily differentiated landings
5x4x4+80 to enable pro-active landings instead of the usually taught re-active methods.


I was looking for this in a post you made somewhere else...never could find it.
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chris erasmus
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great video, maybe it should be mandatory for all airline pilots to fly a tailwheel Maule every once in a while, preferably with a strong crosswind. lol
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can push all those buttons and fiddle with all those knobs to perfection but plant that thing firmly at the end and they don't think much of you. On the other hand, you can muck it up real bad while you're up there and grease it on and they think the world of you. Now what's that all about.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:34 am    Post subject: Re: pefecting wheel landings Reply with quote

Jim Aslanides wrote:
As a new M-7 owner, practicing wheel landings was one of the most frustrating yet funnest time that I have ever had.

Once I got over being afraid to push the yoke hard forward prior to touching the wheels, the landings improved quickly.

Straight track, slight power, shallow descent and fly the nose thru the runway was the trick for me.

wonderful airplane but demands attention to the chalks.
Wont trade it for any other Tail wheel airplane.


Here's a few thoughts... Your trim setting should allow you to relax back pressure to roll up in a wheel landing. If you have to push, re think your trim habits.

Wheel landings should not be longer. In a Maule anyway. Slow down.

Get comfortable on the mains. The time spent to do that will pay you back. Roll on, lift off, roll on, repeat.... Then do it with left main only, then right, then repeat. It will make you better and IMHO safer in a Maule.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I'm curious about the 4 primarily differentiated landing types and although being somewhat of a low-time Maule pilot (60hrs over the last 2.5 yrs), I'll take a stab at them so please correct me:

normal 3-point
normal wheel
very slow flat wing approach, i.e. Backcountry Aviation STOL approach by lameusernameguy
nose high, power on, drag it in and then (judiciously) chop the power ala Valdez competitions

I've done 1,2, and 4(though not pretty). One of my 4's was at T'hell'uride at 10K DA...stupid being paranoid about high ground speed, but it worked.

I'm anxious to get out and practice more, but I have to wait for a stupid sleep test for my medical. Sad
Guess I'll throw myself out of less than perfectly good airplanes in the mean time and practice landings that way. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gbarrier wrote:
You can push all those buttons and fiddle with all those knobs to perfection but plant that thing firmly at the end and they don't think much of you. On the other hand, you can muck it up real bad while you're up there and grease it on and they think the world of you. Now what's that all about.


The touchdown is about the only part of the flight that the passengers in back can evaluate.

Love landing on a wet runway. Almost a guaranteed greaser. Smile
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