PART III - HANDLING
(b) In cross wind conditions, gentle braking is necessary to
keep straight until the rudder becomes effective.
(c) Ease the nosewheel off at about 125 knots and hold it
just off the runway, taking care not to achieve an
excessively nose-up attitude. At normal loads the aircraft
will unstick at 150 knots.
(d) When comfortably airborne apply the brakes and raise
the undercarriage holding the brakes on until the under-
carriage is locked up. There is no noticeable change of
trim as the undercarriage retracts but the nosewheel locks
up with a distinct thud. It may be necessary to climb
quite steeply initially as retraction must be complete
before 250 knots is reached.
(e) Until experience is gained the lightness of the flying
controls may lead to over-controlling in both pitch and
(f) When carrying stores
Using 38° flap the nosewheel can be eased off at 125
knots and the aircraft flown off at 145-150 knots. When
safely airborne immediately raise the undercarriage and
then the flaps, 1 notch at a time retrimming after each
selection; delay in raising the flaps will result in an
increasing nose-down change of trim as speed increases.
(g) Short take-off
Only a small reduction in ground run is achieved by
using 38°flap, however the distance to 50' is appreciably
shortened. A strong nose-up change-of-trim and a small
A.L.1 amount of sink occurs when the flaps are raised. It is
recommended that flaps should not be used during
HANDLING IN FLIGHT
NOTE.-If pressure has been set OFF for take-off,
set it ON at 5,000ft.