|March 6th, 2010||Flight Hours: .9||Total Hours: 31.5|
|Prepped plane for maximum gross
weight flight, take-off and landing testing.
I used bags of concrete to bring the plane to it's maximum gross of 2000lbs. I secured the bags into place in the passenger seat and baggage area.
During this flight I tested for stalls in all configurations. Vso = 64kts. An interesting note about stalls in this airplane; I found with full flaps, 55deg, the plane stalls at 67kts. Reducing the flaps to 45deg brings the stall speed down to 64kts.
To conclude the flight I tested for take-off and landing performance.
It's difficult to see the difference with this plane at this weight. It handles very good and take-off performance is only affected by just over 100 feet at standard temperature. Landings with the new Matco brakes are unchanged.
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