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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: S2B bugs (cont'd)


Thread: [Acro] Re: S2B bugs (cont'd)

Message: [Acro] Re: S2B bugs (cont'd)

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From: jeffery at

Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 14:55:44 UTC


  A Pitts that floats too much??!!  I want whatever mod you have on your airplane 
on my S2-B!  Your approach and final speeds sound a bit low to me, which should 
further REDUCE float.  Go figure.  Maybe the air is thicker in your area.  I've 
always heard and been taught to use 100mph for approach and around 95 "over the 
fence".  Too much float has never been a problem in my B or the other S2-B's 
and S2-C I've flown.  Maybe it's an illusion due tho the lack of forward 

Jeffery Poehlmann

> Just a note to say thanks to everyone who responded regarding the 
> aileron slave strut vibration. I flew the aircraft today after we worked 
> on it yesterday and the fix worked as advertised. The strut is now rock 
> solid.
> Luckily the bearing was fine, however we replaced the bolt, washers, and 
> nut as these looked a bit worn and there is now no play or any binding.
> Regarding the W&B issue I think I will have the aircraft re-weighed as 
> I'm sure the W&B is wrong. I suspect they didn't level the aircraft when 
> weighing it. If anyone can send me the arm lengths for their S2B so I 
> can compare with mine to see if there is a major difference (empty 
> aircraft, fuel and pilot stations, and baggage) I would appreciate it.
> A couple of other things. I am going to replace the tailwheel as the 
> incumbent is just  plain worn out. Any suggestions on the best type to 
> get and the best place to get it would also be appreciated.
> And finally, I was doing a few circuits today to try and perfect my 
> landings. They were smooth enough but the aircraft seemed to float a 
> long way. I was using an 85kt approach speed with around 80kts or so 
> over the fence and idle power on the round out (my idle is set at 600 
> rpm). I was just wondering what landing speeds other people use.
> Thanks,
> Ian Scott
> P.S. This morning was the first time I flew any aeros since I sold the 
> Extra in May and I am just now losing the silly grin. I think I'm going 
> to have a lot of fun in this Pitts.


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