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Old 11-26-2020, 02:41 PM
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It took me awhile to get to it but I go faster in reflex at all weights at and below 12k. I cruise climb in reflex as well.

Takeoffs on my home grass strip is with 15 degrees - it gets me off with a shorter ground role. Takeoffs on longer hard surfaces are at 0degs.

I descend in reflex, I maneuver around the airport or on instrument approaches at 0 degrees. Zero degrees is kept until DA when I drop to full flaps (not the stabilized type approach the heavy stuff does but Ive found it to be no problem to apply flaps and slow before landing. I always land with full flaps independent of the wind because I find the 10 to be very responsive in gusty high cross wind conditions.
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Old 11-26-2020, 02:47 PM
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Dewey,
Since you are quoting me, what I said was slightly faster cruise with flaps zero AT HIGH ENOUGH ALTITUDE, e.g., ABOVE 16,000’ density altitude. See Steve Smith’s post.

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Old 11-26-2020, 02:56 PM
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It took me awhile to get to it but I go faster in reflex at all weights at and below 12k. I cruise climb in reflex as well.

Takeoffs on my home grass strip is with 15 degrees - it gets me off with a shorter ground role. Takeoffs on longer hard surfaces are at 0degs.

I descend in reflex, I maneuver around the airport or on instrument approaches at 0 degrees. Zero degrees is kept until DA when I drop to full flaps (not the stabilized type approach the heavy stuff does but Ive found it to be no problem to apply flaps and slow before landing. I always land with full flaps independent of the wind because I find the 10 to be very responsive in gusty high cross wind conditions.
I do exactly the same, with the possible exception of approaches into 1/2 mile vis at night. Then I slow down, add more flaps, and copy the heavy guys.
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