I finally fly Woodstock!
This will be a short post but one I have waited a long time to share! I finally got checked out and flew my Ercoupe. I met up with the CFI that ferried Woodstock to Seattle from Compton to get him to fly it after the annual and then to check me out in the plane. He said Woodstock flew great and there was no reason not to fly it myself. With myself and him with like 3/4 fuel we were near gross weight. So here is what I found.
Woodstock is easily off the ground in less than 1000 feet. You can rotate most any speed after 60 MPH and by 70 it wants to fly! With a full load it easily climbed out at 80 MPH and 5oo foot a minute climb. In level flight it scoots right alone at well over 100 MPH. Then it comes to landing. Everything in Woodstock seems to like 80 MPH best. Landing is simple. Fly it down the runway and it will settle right in. No problem at all. Crosswinds also not a problem. Set down in a crab and you won’t even notice it straighten right out!
So it finally can fly my plane! Woot.
So I found a couple of things I need to sort out. The trim lever kept creeping to nose down and if I were to fly often with a passenger I need to get a proper intercom. But that’s about it. 🙂
Soon I hope to shift this blog to share the aerial adventures I soon will be having! Here is a picture of me after my first flight in Woodstock.