I flew today in ridiculous winds. It was not much fun but it was interesting seeing the SK360 do its thing.
For the most part I forget that it's there, but today you could clearly see it working in the strong winds. FF into the wind I would lean her in then leave the cyclic centered and just manage the collective. Man I tell you that thing would be pushed all over the place up and down real wild. However she would hold her attitude and keep trucking.
On landings it was easiest to get about 18" off the ground and make the skids parallel with the ground. Then let the Skookum worry about attitude while I managed pitch. Even with Skookums help the landings were dicey.
Anyways the wind sucked but it was interesting seeing what the SK360 does in high wind.
I Enjoy the Challenges of Rotary Flight....