B: VMC rudder pedal force
jmajane at yahoo.com
Sun May 25 18:02:03 EDT 2008
When I worked for AVEMCO in the early 80's there was one Cessna Twin they refused to insure, it was a 400 series but I am not sure which one. They could be picked up for a song but had a horrible accident rate. Deemed almost uncontrolable with an engine out.
--- On Sun, 5/25/08, Bill Hale <33bonanza at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Bill Hale <33bonanza at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: B: VMC rudder pedal force
> To: beech-owners at beechcraft.org
> Date: Sunday, May 25, 2008, 12:45 PM
> I don't have a calibrated leg, except that my knee which
> replacement aches after holding blueline for awhile even in
> a 55 baron.
> That said, the Duke doesn't seem unusual.
> Why would you be flying at vmc on a single engine?
> Bill H.
> On 5/25/08, Sven Larson <svenlarson at socal.rr.com>
> > I just read a column on AvWeb by Rick Durden that
> states the Beech Duke
> > requires 150 lbs. of force (the max allowed by the
> FAA) on the rudder pedal
> > to keep things going straight at VMC. I've never
> heard that before - sure
> > sounds like a lot. You can check out the article here:
> > Anybody know what force is required at VMC on a 55
> Baron? My leg tells me
> > it has got to be way less than 150 lbs. Do VG's
> change the required force?
> > I had always thought the Cessna 411 was the piston
> twin class leader
> > (loser?) when it came to super high rudder pedal
> forces to keep things going
> > the right direction when one side was caged.
> > Sven Larson
> > Baron N2771 Colemill President 600
> > Van Nuys, Calif.
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