Hi Jamesbuk, Buzz here. There's a freindly, chatty forum of Aeronca pilots and mechanics called the fearless-Aeronca Aviatiors (f-AA
). One guy on the list is a very good instructor and has written several handouts called "One Man's Opinion". One of them deals with Wheel landings. Don't land tailwheel low, you'll increase the angle of attack and bounce / float. Give the stick a certain push when you feel the wheels brush the grass.
I prefer to land Champs and Cubs MLG first (and power at idle). Your airspeed is a little higher, the better to deal with crosswinds. You can see somewhat better (from the back seat of a J-3 Cub), and you're not as likely to land tailwheel first and bend something.
A DC-3 cannot endure the weight of the airplane landing on that tailwheel strut without bending /tearing metal. So you generally see them wheel landed.
And if you bounce the wheel landing, it's easy to turn it into a 3 pointer!
I'll have to disagree (politely) with Airgypsy about MLG tire pressure. In a Champ/Cub you should be less than 20 psi, above that it becomes somewhat more unstable on a paved runway.