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The most reliable way to do a forced landing? High Key / Low Key

RobertL18C wrote:

The Super Cub Vx is 45 mph IAS, 5 mph above Vs on a nice day

I thought Vs was 43mph? Anyway, I find climbing at less than 50mph in a Super Cub to be such a steep nose up attitude it scares me a little

Darley Moor, Gamston (UK)

@Neil correct 43 CAS flaps down, 47 CAS flaps up – although no IAS/CAS table in most PA-18 types.

Mine doesn’t have a stall warner, but will gently nod at 35 mph IAS, and below with power, usually with a gentle wing drop.

On the shorter farm strips on a calm day 45 mph IAS is a comfortable approach speed, but am guessing CAS is probably 50 mph plus.

The ‘95’ Vs is 42 MPH no flaps by virtue of the lower MAUW.

Enstone (EGTN), Oxford (EGTK)

RobertL18C wrote:

@Neil correct 43 CAS flaps down, 47 CAS flaps up – although no IAS/CAS table in most PA-18 types.
Mine doesn’t have a stall warner, but will gently nod at 35 mph IAS, and below with power, usually with a gentle wing drop.

Can I ask 35mph is with window open or closed? before or after lunch?
‘95’ is about 40-45mph, I recall mixing that as 45kts (did not believe it was 37kts)

ESSEX, United Kingdom
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