Heavier airplanes, or airplanes with higher wing loadings, seem to handle crosswinds better. So I’ll slip these usually as the runway draws near, then sort out the landing technique just before touchdown.
Also, the strength of the crosswind component is important, of course. I just landed a Lear 60XR in 40-knot winds blowing 45 degrees off the runway heading. Not much control deflection was required, but the timing was more critical because things are happening much faster–final approach speed was 140 knots (owing to the gust factor).
Light planes make you work harder because your speeds are slower and so you spend more time in the flare.
In another big difference, heavier airplanes stay put when they land. Lighter planes can reach flying speed in strong winds!
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