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At 8:25pm on April 3, 2010, Wayne Clagg said…
Hi Terry, I don't know what your weight is but the 701 is VERY sensitive to weight. After you get used to it you will see what I mean. As for the stall speed I would expect a little more than 30 mph. Here's the deal though, the plane will not have enough elevator authority to stall the wing without power. It WILL NOT fly like a cessna. DO NOT, DO NOT approach at 1.3 stall speed unless you want to change the touch down zone elevation. The first time fly the approach at 60 pmh and no flaps and get used to it. Anything less than that with flaps and you will get quite a shock when trying to flare. I went to a seminar on how to fly the plane at Oshkosh because I was having trouble, I thought. They say to fly the approach at 55 with flaps and carry power until AFTER the flare. Make the approach steep and round it out in the flare. IT WILL RUN OUT OF ENERGY IN A SPLIT SECOND. One minute you'll be doing 60 and the next time you look it'l be 45. Let me know if I can help.

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