Flight #: 5 — CLIMBS AND DESCENTS

Pilot:

Date:

Time:

Objectives:

  • Monitor engine performance during climbs and descents

Check

Action

   
 

DEPARTURE

 

Do not use flaps

 

Climb out at 110 MPH

 

Climb to 2000’ MSL and level off

   
 

CRUISE

 

Limit prop RPM to 2300

 

Check engine gauges especially CHT and Oil Temp

 

Trim hands off level flight

 

125 MPH climb for two minutes — full power

 

Record engine temperatures and pressures — and OAT

 

Stabilize temperatures

 

110 MPH climb for two minutes — full power

 

Record engine temperatures and pressures — and OAT

 

Stabilize temperatures

NOTES

To obtain this test flight data you must use common sense. Don't cook your engine! Don't shock cool your engine! Elements of this testing might be done in conjunction with other test flights during several different flights to avoid overheating or shock cooling your engine.

Check

Action

   
 

Moderate power descent to 2000 ‘ — do not exceed 180 MPH

 

100 MPH climb for two minutes — full power

 

Record engine temperatures and pressures — and OAT

 

Stabilize temperatures

 

90 MPH climb for two minutes — full power

 

Record engine temperatures and pressures — and OAT

 

Stabilize temperatures

   
   
 

POST FLIGHT

   
 

Prepare corrective action list

 

Record fuel and oil consumption

   
   

NOTES