JLang Posted February 6, 2017 Report Share Posted February 6, 2017 Hello all, I am a new owner of a 2007 CTSW, and (older) student pilot trying to finish PPL. I bought the CTSW fairly early in my training when I decided it would be best to finish in the aircraft I would be flying/owning. I only have my checkride left, which has proven difficult due to the lousy southwest Michigan weather. So far I’ve had to postpone 5 times. Anyway, I have a few Q’s for those of you wise in the ways of the wonderful CT. The CTSW POH lacks a lot of information. I’m curious what others are using for V speeds other than 0 deg flaps. For Vx (15), I’ve been using 59kts. This is the airspeed called out for a balked landing. For Vy (15), I’ve been using 63kts. The POH says to use 15deg flaps and 63kts for best glide speed, which should essentially be Vy. But on this subject, I’m surprised that 15 deg flaps would result in best glide. I note that the CTLS POH says to use 0 deg and 78kts for best glide, though I know that the CTLS is longer than the CTSW, with slightly different wingtips. For Vy (-6), I’ve been using 84kts since, I dunno, it feels about right. The aircraft is based at Hastings (9D9), which is just to the SE of GRR airspace. Any CT owners in the area? In cursory inquiries of local mechanics/avionics resources, it seems like this is a relative black hole; few have known what the CT is, let alone had any experience with one. So far I’ve loved the plane, though the learning curve was (is) steep. Very easy to fly. Not easy to fly well. I did a lot of research before choosing her, and she has not disappointed. Before, I had about 20hrs training in a combo of Cherokee, Archer II, and C172, so I’ve loved the responsiveness and performance. And after getting used to the twin D100/120 Dynons, I’d have trouble going back to steam gauges. Don’t tell me how much nicer the big Skyviews are… Finally, I have appreciated the great info I’ve gotten here so far. I’ve already put to good use info in older posts about radiator tape, landing bulb replacement, spark plugs, etc. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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