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Cozy MKIV - First and Second Flight Test Protocol

First and Second Flight Plan - Controls / Slow Flight:

GPS: Set to FIT area - 12 mile range
Radio: Fitchburg traffic, Experimental N83M(ike)Z(ulu) departing runway XX to the west - Fitchburg.
Throttle: Full - Check for 2300 - 2400 RPM static
Accellerate: To 75 - 80 mph and rotate
Climb: 100 mph straight out to 1000 ft.
Check: CHT / Oil Pressure
Climb: Climb checklist - 100 mph gentle turn to west area to 3000 ft.
Level: 3000 ft.
Throttle: 2200 RPM or to 135 mph (do not exceed 140 mph)
Radio: Fitchburg traffic, Experimental N83M(ike)Z(ulu) maneuvering at 3000 ft. 3 miles west Fitchburg
Controls: Check rudders - 5 degrees yaw - return to S&L (check control pressures, stability, engine gauges)
Controls: Check elevator - 3 degrees up/down pitch - return to S&L (check control pressures, stability, engine gauges)
Controls: Check roll - 5 degrees roll left/right increasing to 20 degrees - return to S&L (check control pressures, stability, engine gauges)
Radio: Fitchburg traffic, Experimental N83M(ike)Z(ulu) maneuvering at 3000 to 5000 ft. Fitchburg
Climb: 100 mph, max throttle, to 5000 ft. (clouds allowing)
Approach: Practice approach - use descent/landing checklist - to 4000 ft. (check control pressures, stability, engine gauges)
Approach: same to 3000 ft. (check control pressures, stability, engine gauges)

Trim:

Check trim response - pitch and roll
Radio: Fitchburg traffic, Experimental N83M(ike)Z(ulu) maneuvering at 3000 ft. Fitchburg
Climb: 100 mph, max throttle, to 5000 ft. (clouds allowing)
Level: 135 mph at 5K ft., two clearing turns, stabilize speed, altitude, heading
Throttle: Reduce to 900 RPM - hold altitude with trim/stick - check control inputs (pitch, roll, yaw) throughout slowdown
Pitch: Note nose bobbing at ~70 mph (If no nose bobbing at 65 mph, drop nose and increase speed)
Throttle: Increase power to maintain altitude at nose bob speed
Roll: Note roll/yaw response during nose bobbing (Check engine gauges)
Radio: Fitchburg traffic, Experimental N83M(ike)Z(ulu) descending from 5000 ft. to pattern altitude Fitchburg

 

Throttle: 1400 RPM - descend to pattern altitude
Approach: Use landing checklist - maintain 100 mph downwind / base, 90 mph final, extend landing brake on final, touch down 75 - 80 mph.

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