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Old 06-28-2017, 09:56 AM
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I’m reading all the different points of view about that and I see it is not an easy choice.

Probably some numbers about the measured distances vs landing speed at a different pressure altitude could be very interesting; anybody have some graphs about ?

Here I’m in the situation where this decision involves the possibility to fly or not.
I mean, the primary purpouse for flying is job. I have to reach frequently some places not so near where I live but very easy to get using some airfields. So I can not take in account a different solution using another airfield far from the place I’m based. The secondary usage of the aircraft is with family, even in this case, I can operate using another arifield not so near.
I know it is possible to use two different aircrafts…. but it becames too complex… etc.

Also, I was thinking for some small modifications to minimize the stall speed for landing (brakes, wheels, reverse pitch propeller etc); anybody has some experience about ?

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Francesco

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Old 06-28-2017, 12:49 PM
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There are some aircraft which you can build and which give 4-place capability and something closer to STOL performance which would make your 1000 foot field a slightly safer choice. Off the top of my head I can think of some of the Bearhawk models and, of course, the Glasair Sportsman.

Still, as has been mentioned previously, 1000 feet is fairly short for any aircraft and leaves you with very small margins of error. Before you make your decision, please do a very thorough risk analysis, starting with the risks associated with YOUR personality and skills.
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Thanks Michael,

I do not see anything. If it is a problem to post here, can you send an email directly ?

Francesco
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I would second the suggestion to look into the Bearhawk. This plane ranked second on my list of 4-seaters to build. The RV-10 won (in my case), but only by a small margin. The Bearhawk is cheaper to build than the 10 and can be equipped with an engine that gives it a decent cruise speed, while still having excellent STOL performance. It is larger inside than the RV-10. Many people even equip theirs with a 3rd jump seat in the back for kids (6 person capability). It has a nice useful load, decent cruise and range, plus the ability to sling the windows open in flight and enjoy the scenery (it's a high-wing). I would strongly recommend you build or buy a 4 place Bearhawk, as I think you could easily operate it off your grass strip, have a family aircraft with decent cruise speeds to get you where you want to go, and also great ability to load it up with business cargo, if you like. The Zenith 801 would be another choice, but might be too slow in cruise for you... Happy hunting.
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Hi Francesco
I sent a PM to you
Here is the link to the file on my Dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/s/27cy17dsfr...40.18.pdf?dl=0
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Hi Francesco
I sent a PM to you
Here is the link to the file on my Dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/s/27cy17dsfr...40.18.pdf?dl=0
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Thank you very much Michael!
Very nice numbers for my point of view.

Francesco
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