I'm looking for some advice on crosswind landings. I have been flying for about 9 months and now that I can land successfully, I need to try something more challenging; so I've been working on landing in a light to moderate crosswind.
Crabbing seems to work okay, but I'd really like to learn to side slip; the only problem is that when I make a slight bank into the wind to cancel it out, no matter how much opposite rudder I apply, my heading still seems gradually change in the direction I'm banking.
I have been flying the default 737-400. Maybe this is normal, but from reading the manual I was under the impression that if you keep the nose aimed down the centerline of the runway that your heading should remain the same.
What seems to happen is that it slowly changes, so I'll compensate with more rudder to keep on course, but eventually I'll run out of rudder and at that point It's almost impossible to stay aligned with the runway.
Any suggestions would help.
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