Flight #: 1 — FIRST TEST FLIGHT

Pilot:

Date:

Time:

Objectives:

  • Validate Engine Reliability
  • Explore Flight Control Characteristics

Check

Action

   
 

DEPARTURE

 

Do not use flaps

 

Do not change throttle settings, mixture, or fuel tanks

 

Remain above the airport

 

Climb out at 110 MPH

 

Climb to 4000’ MSL and level off

   
 

CRUISE

 

Limit prop RPM to 2300

 

Check engine gauges especially CHT and Oil Temp

 

Trim hands off level flight

 

Yaw rudder left and right 5 degrees

 

360 degree clearing turns (10 degrees bank)

 

360 degree clearing turns (20 degrees bank)

   

NOTES

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Action

   
 

SLOW FLIGHT

 

Climb to 6000 feet

 

Slowly decrease speed to 80 MPH — maintain altitude

 

360 degree clearing turns at 20 degrees bank

 

Keep ball centered using rudder

   
 

Increase speed to 100 MPH

 

Apply half flaps

 

Slowly decrease speed to 80 MPH — maintain altitude

 

360 degree clearing turns at 20 degrees bank

 

Keep ball centered using rudder

   
   
   
 

Check engine instruments

 

Speed back up to cruise speed (2300 RPM)

   
   
   

NOTES

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Action

   
 

LANDING

 

Use checklists

 

Fly pattern at 85 MPH

 

USE A MAXIMUM OF 20 DEGREES FLAPS

 

Taxi back and "Grin"

   
   
 

POST FLIGHT

   
 

Prepare corrective action list

 

Record fuel and oil consumption

 

Pull cowlings and inspect engine carefully

 

Inspect airframe carefully

   
   
   
   
   
   

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