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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:42 am 
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The B17 is difficult to stop even at slow speed it will topple forward with the yoke held back . I have found using differential brakes to be more effective and keep them pressed . I assigned n and m for this .
In winds of 15 kts it veers to the left and requires a lot of rudder control on take off and landing tail wheel locked . I will try using using rudder trim to see if effective .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:54 am 
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I have found that just tapping the brakes on and off is an effective way of stopping on short runways and it helps keep the weight from shifting forward. I land on a 4000 ft runway and am able to stop in about 3000 ft.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:40 am 
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Hi.
I find if i come in on approach full flap at 110 , and close throttle so i cross threashold at between 90 to 100 and let aircraft settle , then raise flaps , and let her slow on her own , if engines are above 1000 rpm , the brakes will be over powered by the engines , brakes ideally should only be needed on short runways for stoping , or for taxi on all airports, and never held on , should always be pumped in short bursts while keeping elevator full back to keep tail down.
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