Searching for an inexpensive aircraft

Talk about airplanes! At last count, there are 39 (and growing) FAA certificated S-LSA (special light sport aircraft). These are factory-built ready to fly airplanes. If you can't afford a factory-built LSA, consider buying an E-LSA kit (experimental LSA - up to 99% complete).

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Re: Searching for an inexpensive aircraft

Postby MrMorden » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:41 am

Wm.Ince wrote:
MrMorden wrote:I think the Ercoupe gear also has some trailing links with some play in them that make it work better for the crabbed landings.

Believe it or not, most airliners are capable of landing the same way. It even states that in the operator manuals.
That withstanding, I would say that technique is rarely used by most airline pilots.


IIRC the B-52 has castoring mains that are connected to the rudder so it can land in a crab and the wheels stay straight down the runway.
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Re: Searching for an inexpensive aircraft

Postby Wm.Ince » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:49 am

MrMorden wrote:IIRC the B-52 has castoring mains that are connected to the rudder so it can land in a crab and the wheels stay straight down the runway.

The original C-5 also had castoring gear.
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Re: Searching for an inexpensive aircraft

Postby 3Dreaming » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:22 pm

In years past they also had castering crosswind landing gear for Beech 18's, Cessna 180's, and 195's. They probably had them for other airplanes too.


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