Original Posted By: Semih Oksay
Subject: Pietenpol-List: POH SpeedsFellow Pieters, What operating speeds do y'all use?I have just edited a Pietenpol Pilot Operating handbook for my Piet. Ifound it on the Matronics list and it looks very complete.My plane has the Pietenpol wing and has a 65 HP Continental.Where a cub has 60MPH as the standard speed to do most everything: climb,final, engine out, longest range. This manual uses the following:Best angle of climb, 55MPHBest engine out glide 55 MPHNormal Climb Out 65 mph Short Field Takeoff 55mphEnroute climb Best rate of Climb 65mphLanding Approach Normal Approach 65 mph Touchdown speed 55 mphMaximum Turbulent Air Penetration Speed 80 mphMaximum Crosswind Velocity 10 mphEngine Failure after takeoff 65 mphManeuvering speed 1150 lbs 80 mphMaximum Glide 55 mphPrecautionary landing With engine power 55 mphLanding without engine Power 55 mphVs Stall Speed 29 mphGreen Arc Normal Operating Range 29-80 mphYellow Arc Smooth Air Operating 80-100 mphAny thoughts from those already flying?Blue Skies,Steve D________________________________________________________________________________
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