Flight Testing:

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March 6th, 2010 Flight Hours: .9 Total Hours: 31.5
22nd Flight: Squawks: Correction:
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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