How does flying open without doors effect cruising speed and fuel consumption?

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Comment by Bob McDonald on July 16, 2009 at 7:00am
Fuel consumption flying with the doors "off" on a CH701 is not important.
The CH701 doesn't "cruise"... it sort of hangs around loafing in the sky! ;>) (with or without doors on).
Anything not secured like maps, baseball hats, camera bags will most likely fly out the window at some point in the flight.
As for cutting a camera hole in the door window... I would avoid that because it could end up a source of cracks in the window.
I use a Panasonic Lumix TZ1 camera, set is "aerial photo mode" it has no problem shooting through the cockpit bubble of my CH601HD.

Bob
Comment by Jonathan Porter on July 16, 2009 at 1:37am
Flying doors off is brill! Expect around 5km/hr difference - if you keep the ball in the middle!

Oh - and you will use the grab handle in the turn so make sure that you have the correct throttle friction... I test fly doors off on first flights - and when you do that first steep turn to the left you are going to get a great view!!!


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