- Apr 21, 2008
- San Diego, CA. USA
- Piper Archer, Aviomania G1sb
- Total Flight Time
- Not sure over 10,000+ logged FW, 260+ ultralights, sailplane, hang-gliders
Seems the biggest difference between FW and rotorcraft in auto rotation is FW's create lift by just sticking out and being there. While landing as we flare our rotors slow down the lift is also reducing! You are not going to have ground effect last as long as a FW as our blades reduce RRPM there is less air moving over the blade/wing and less lift is being generated. No fixed wing can stop with a zero roll landing... Well unless you spin it in but that will not have a happy outcome.