Flight #: 12d — EXPLORE WEIGHT & BALANCE LIMITS

Pilot:

Date:

Time:

Objectives: Determine affect of change to aft balance and progressively increasing weights to establish maximum weight

  • Pilot (me) plus 200 lb. passenger, max. fuel & 20 lbs. cargo

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Action

   
 

PRE-FLIGHT

 

Carefully weigh and secure balast

 

Compute & record new weight & balance

 

DEPARTURE

 

Climb out at 110 MPH

 

Climb to 6000’ MSL and level off

 

Record climb performance: FPM = ____

 

CRUISE

 

Limit prop RPM to 2300

 

Check engine gauges especially CHT and Oil Temp

 

Trim hands off level flight

 

SLOW FLIGHT & STALLS

 

360 turns, slow flight & power off stall w/ no flaps, 1/2 flaps, full flaps, recover

 

Execute power-on stalls @ 2200 RPM

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Check

Action

 

STABILITY & CONTROL CHECKS

 

Longitudinal Stability: Record Airspeed @ 2200 RPM (A)

 

Pull to reduce to A-10%=B, require continued pull for B? Yes=Positive LS

 

Do push test

 

Lateral/Directional Control Stability: Sideslip

 

Release Aileron (keep rudder), Do wings level?

 

Static Directional Stability: Yaw w/ level wings, release rudder. Return to no yaw?

 

Spiral Stability: Bank 15 deg., release. Return to level?

 

ACCELERATED STALLS

 

15 Degree bank, slow until stalls: Repeat w/ 30, 45, 60

 

DESCENT RATE

 

Descend @ 90 MPH, record rate. Record loss of elevation w/ 90, 180, 360 degree turns

   
 

LANDING

 

Use checklists

 

Fly pattern at 85 MPH

 

Taxi back and "Smile"

   
 

POST FLIGHT

   
 

Prepare corrective action list

 

Record fuel and oil consumption

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