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.
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