Flaps and crosswind landings in the DA42

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Flaps and crosswind landings in the DA42

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Pilot training generally teaches us to land with partial flaps in strong crosswind scenarios to improve control authority and minimize the impact of gusts. During a recent 18K knot crosswind training exercise I found the DA42 to be fully controllable and more tame with full flaps than with partial flaps. I tend to land with a little extra airspeed so I recognize the excessive float potential with partial flaps is working against me in the DA42, however landing with full flaps in this situation felt remarkably more stable to me. Are others having similar experiences?
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I always land with full flaps. Up to max demonstrated crosswind.
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ememic99 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:04 pm
I always land with full flaps. Up to max demonstrated crosswind.
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Full flaps it is then :D

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Re: Flaps and crosswind landings in the DA42

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ememic99 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:04 pm
I always land with full flaps. Up to max demonstrated crosswind.
Hello there...Please can you tell me the "max demonstrated crosswind" that it is writen in the AFM.I think there is no number for Landing Flaps (only UP& APP :roll:
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Re: Flaps and crosswind landings in the DA42

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Tilemachos wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:17 pm
ememic99 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:04 pm
I always land with full flaps. Up to max demonstrated crosswind.
Hello there...Please can you tell me the "max demonstrated crosswind" that it is writen in the AFM.I think there is no number for Landing Flaps (only UP& APP :roll:
20 kts - Page 5-9 of AFM, Rev. 8
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Re: Flaps and crosswind landings in the DA42

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