Originally Posted by Grant777
Being a pilot you'll know all about the effectiveness of controls at low speeds. Most bombing runs are made with flaps marginally extended (in this particular aircraft type) and as slow as possible to improve aim and water coverage. I used to do this in my past life - full aileron deflection is normal in high wind / low level conditions.
In high winds and slow speed you are correct. Not much getting lift and controls get sluggish. Being a big plane like that I can't imagine.
I'm sure dumping all that water changes a bit of how it feels in the yoke as well.
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