I thought about using the engine once on the ground, to get enough control to align with the runway, but then I thought that can't be right, can it? Tens of knots and increase the power during a landing run out: that's problematic to make normal run outs, let alone short field landings. I've been looking at a few videos on the net, and it looks like they pull the power back, not feed it in.
I chose 15 knots as the maximum demonstrated crosswind from the C172 POH. It's not limiting, apparently, and I figured that it should be doable.
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!
Hello amelingu, I can taxi with the 15 knot crosswind using ailerons into the wind and elevator and rudder as needed, so there's something happening when the aircraft is rolling at speed with minimal propwash. I can't figure it out!