STOL CH 701 Weight and Balance and flight test update

Attached is my weight and balance sheet. Final all up weight with no fuel 695 lbs.


So far I have accumulated 4 hrs. flight time, two of those hours were today.

Alternator failed after 2 hours. Found out the "upgrade" NipponDenso alternator comes standard on Toyota forklifts. Found one in Goldsboro for $90. Had to disassemble and reclock back cover.

Left the immediate vicinity of the airport today. Flew over the house, flew to Monte's, and landed at Foscue field (not on any maps...)

Changed the oil in the reduction gbox twice so far.

Some parameters from today's flight:

65 deg ambient. 12 degrees pitch on prop, max RPM full throttle in flight = 5200.

Cruise = 80 mph @ 4600 rpm.

Power off stall no flaps = 36 mph.

Climb rate @ 50 mph = 1000 ft/min.

Oil temp during climb = 183 deg.

Coolant temp during climb =194 deg.

Red Gbox temp during climb = 190 deg.

Oil pressure is steady at 65 lbs.

Steven Winn

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Comment by Jim and Amelia Isaacs on January 8, 2017 at 4:59pm

Thanks Steve.I found your post just today, too cold to work on my build this weekend so I'm browsing blogs. What engine and prop combination are you using?

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