There's a difference between understanding principles and following technique by rote. Sometimes they intersect and I like when that happens, but I spend my focus more on the underlying why. In this case, I got back into a Skylane. Been many years since I've been in one and all I had to go on was my experience and the couple hours I spent with the POH the night before. During the flight I figured out a few things that will help me the next time and at the end of this post will come a question for more experienced Skylane pilots who know the numbers and settings. - 45 degree steep turns: I found that by starting near Va, I could roll into a 45degree coordinated bank, roll in 2 turns of trim and +2" MP and she held there, pretty much hands-off. I don't really consider 45 degrees as steep, but hey that's the PTS, it doesn't get fun until you get to 60 degrees - Cruise to Slow flight transition 1-1/2 roll of trim. I don't recall the power changes Landing- I flew final at 75kts. The guy in the right seat didn't like the sight picture as I began to transition to idle power and though there was a risk of hitting the nose gear. I didn't think so, but I understand his concern. What speed would you recommend for short final, full flaps?