Ed Cesnalis Posted July 7, 2016 Report Share Posted July 7, 2016 I agreed to test my CT and see if deploying flaps would aid the climb. Fast Eddie is challenging this technique and I tend to use it to climb over terrain when my current climb path isn't going to make it. I took off at 7,100' elevation 1,100lbTOW(approx) 61*F and established a 500FPM climb to 12,000'. The climb took 10 minutes I elected to extend from the -6 setting to the 0 setting to maintain the 500fpm Max oil temp of 232 reached at 11,000' 232 maintained to 12,000' Testing climb at 12,000 MSL 0* - trim for best climb rate = ~350FPM 15* - trim for best climb rate = ~550FPM -6* - trim for best climb rate = ??? too close to stall, was near terrain, settled for ~100fpm @49kts IAS My Conclusion: My CT's climb is ennahnced and extended to higher altitudes by extending flaps from either the reflex setting 1 or 2 notches or by extending from the 0 setting 1 notch. Note: I didn't even test full flap settings, no-one is arguing that they enhance climbing. Photo: Ritter Range and Thousand Island Lake from 12,000' over June Lake. 1/250 sec. f/11 24mm Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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