Flight #: 11 — "G" LIMIT TESTING

Pilot:

Date:

Time:

Objectives: Ensure aircraft meets the "G" limit capabilities

Check

Action

   
 

PRE-FLIGHT

 

Ensure Weight & Balance is within Aerobatic limits

 

Consider wearing parachute and practice egress

 

DEPARTURE

 

Do not use flaps

 

Climb out at 110 MPH

 

Climb to 10,000’ MSL and level off

   
 

CRUISE

 

Limit prop RPM to 2300

 

Check engine gauges especially CHT and Oil Temp

 

Trim hands off level flight

 

Make 2 clearing turns

   
   

NOTES

 

Check

Action

   
 

Establish 30 degree bank & pull on stick to achieve 2 G

 

Release pressure & fly straight & level

   
 

Establish 30 degree bank & pull on stick to achieve 3 G

 

Release pressure & fly straight & level

   
 

Establish 30 degree bank & pull on stick to achieve 4 G

 

Release pressure & fly straight & level

   
 

Establish 30 degree bank & pull on stick to achieve 5 G

 

Release pressure & fly straight & level

   
 

Establish 30 degree bank & pull on stick to achieve 6 G

 

Release pressure & fly straight & level

   
   
   
 

POST FLIGHT

   
 

Prepare corrective action list

 

Record fuel and oil consumption

NOTES

 

Note: A 4 g turn is a bit painful. Anything over that is quite painful. There is a good chance you will black out if you are not used to pulling G's. Use your own judgment to determine if anything over 4.5 g's is really appropriate for you and/or your airplane.