Karelpatch

DHC-2 Beaver flying tips?

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Hi,

Just started discovering the Milviz Beaver and I really am enjoying it. 

I find it quite different from what I am used to fly (mostly A2A aircrafts, from C172 and Comanche 250 to Spitfire MkII and P51D). 

I did some bush flying around Papua New Guinea, altitude bush landings and so on... Real challenging. 

 

I got a few questions:

I found it really hard to have enough motor power in altitudes around 6000ft. Take offs are taking a lot of distance, more than the C182. (Of course I lean mixture.) Also climbing can prove super difficult. Is this normal behavior?

Also, I’m looking for flying tips, especially landing tips. I have some difficulties trimming the plane on final and performing slow flights. I often arrive on the ground a bit fast, or if I manage my throttle better and arrive at around 70mph I find that descending speed is hard to maintain (bleeding speed very fast, adding power to counter but it requires skills.)

I’ve done a few flights on a normal field and improved my landings but still struggling to be very good on bush flights and short fields. 

So I would be super happy to have discussions with skilled pilots and discuss flying tips about this really nice plane :)

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