Originally Posted by checkride
I am flying a RV-7A in South Africa at the moment, but having a bit of a problem with the landing.
The aircraft floats down the runway, my speed are approach at 90mph and landing at 80mph. I think it speed is a bit fast but that what i was taught to use in the plane.
What speeds and technique do you guys use.
Stall speed in landing configuration x 1.30
What is your IAS at Stall in landing config? Check at safe altitude!
Vans Website Says Stall = (51 mph Solo) to (58 mph Gross)
x 1.3 = 64 - 75 MPH if airspeed indication is correct and corresponds to stall.
My IAS is correct and Stall corresponds with Vans
I land at 70mph ussually. 65mph on short fields.
FP tends to float more than CS
Also check your engine idle speed is nice and low.