Thank you for the guidance in June. At this point, I have given dozens of rides, and I am gaining some level of competency concerning crosswind landings. I still don’t know an absolute personal crosswind limitation, but that is probably a good thing. I continue to fly it on days with a safety margin.
I have had occasions where it needed a little help with differential braking to keep it straight. As I am sure you are aware, the brake design is very different than a modern style. The feel is very different, and our right brake is very grabby on initial flights on a given day. Once it gets worked in a little bit, it settles down.
Do you have an opinion concerning how often the brakes should be inspected, or perhaps when new bands should be installed? Are there any tips concerning making them function as well as possible? I think I understand all of it’s flight characteristics, but the brakes are unusual for me. In reference to your earlier comment, I have run into some days where it was challenging to taxi in a crosswind. I had a very happy kid in the airplane that greatly appreciated the ride.
If you see my first thread, you will notice that this airplane was damaged previously by a former partner. A local woodworker helped my Dad manufacture ribs for the left wing. They did a beautiful job making jigs, and recreating ribs. The FAA was impressed. I had the pleasure of giving that woodworker, who is now 92, a ride in the Meyers last night. He had a great time.
Thank you for your help as I progress in this airplane. It has brought great joy to many riders. Planes are meant to be flown.