This always confuses me from a physics perspective. Upon touchdown, what is the effect of the wind on a large airplane/airliner (Boeing 737 and above)? Below are three cases I put together to make it easier to explain my confusion:
No decrab, the wind acts on the tall fin yawing to plane further into the wind at touchdown, but the pilot anticipates it and counters this by pushing the rudder downwind (video).
The pilot decrabs, overcooks it (rudder remains deflected), and the correction is rudder upwind initially (video). Based on the previous analysis, the wind would have helped to correct it.
You see in the video the second time they are facing upwind, the pilot lets the wind correct it before settling on rudder downwind like the previous example.
So I have two cases that say eventually it's rudder downwind, and this case in particular shows the yaw effect on the fin (with and without using the rudder).
What I normally read: the wind pushes the aircraft, and the correction is rudder upwind. This AOPA article for instance, shows a drawing with the wind force pushing a [small-er] plane downwind.
Apologies if I butchered the crosswind landings. To summarize:
When the wind acts on the tall fin upon touchdown, is there a yaw effect, or does the wind push the airplane downwind? And what is the rudder correction to be anticipated?