Today I was out doing my 40hr phase flying and decided to do some idle power glide tests. Zenith recommends 60kts best glide speed. I tried 50kts, 55kts, 60kts and 65kts. The best ratio was at 60kts with a 9.3:1 ratio. This is line with most production planes such as Cessna 182 and Piper Cherokee.

Regards  Bill

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Helpful to know which model Zenith you are flying. I looked up your profile to find out. But I don't want to say and maybe not be correct.

My apologies Michael, I am flying CH750 Cruzer with a ULPower 350is engine. No wheel fairings yet,

No problem.   Just looking out for the future.   So anyone who later does a search has all the facts.    

Thanks!

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