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Old 02-25-2016, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rvbuilder2002 View Post
Then you either haven't begun to learn to slow down on approach like you should, you are not using flaps, you don't trim to anywhere neutral while flying a landing approach, or you have a very aft C.G. (or a combination of all of these).

The OP's post about pitch trim tab travel is right on.
Part of that is true - I'm still flying fast approaches (learning to slow it down) and I'm only using 2 notches of flaps for landing (so far), and I'm not trimming to neutral for slow flight because that's only the flare portion of the landing for me. I'm still breaking in the engine and fighting oil temps, I haven't gotten to the slow flying part yet.

I don't mind holding the stick forces for landing, it's 30 seconds and the forces are light. I'm not going to be running the trim around much until I've got more time in the seat, aside from cruise conditions.
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