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Landing The Extra Without Bouncing?  
User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

Hey,
Is there a special technique to make a smooth landings in the EXTRA? Because everytime I land I bounce 3 or 4 times.

Thanks

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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

I've had the same problem. The trick is to get the airspeed right. But since the Extra has such a big engine, and is really aerodynamic, and has no flaps, it's really tough to slow down to the right speed. I'd say you have to plan way ahead, and try slipping... I'll go experiment and let you know if it works out.

'Speed


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Try to stall when you are a couple of centimeters above the rwy.

User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

My brother flys a Pitts Special. (a real one) He's had it for about 8 years.
And he told me that only about 1 in 12 landings are what you would call greaser.



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