Since I purchased this cub and am no longer guilty of being a Maule driving floatplane pilot I figured I would throw this out here for some practical advice and additional ridicule. Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on spot landings and am wondering what those of you who feel particularly proficient at this particular skill set are using for procedures?
I played with the math and then went out and played on the sand bars, as a result I think I am getting close to where I need to be in this endeavor and just need to refine my timing. But I figured why not ask for some additional expertise? So at the risk of being totally humbled I am wondering how you guys set up for spot landings?
Because I work with numbers all day long it was easier for me to break this down into a math problem and then try to go apply it. The numbers below represent the math as I have attempted this. IAS = 50mph, FPS = speed accross the ground, Aim Point is literally the approx distance I am aiming at in order to begin the flair to hit my desired touch down point, FPM = descent rate per second if I figure 400 fpm descent or approximately a 5 degree glideslope. This gives me a theoretical flair height of about 25 feet agl for the transition. I don't have VG's and am flying as close to a stock 150 hp cub as you are likely to find in Alaska. I just want to see if I am approaching this correctly or should consider a different approach, no pun intended.
IAS FPS Aim Point fpm fps T/H
50 73 293 6.7 26.7
Thanks for the help