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Smith Mini Pilots/Owners performance numbers request

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Don Graber

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Nov 26, 2020
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I have a Smith that I’m finishing up the reassembly and inspection of. Getting it ready to fly the first time.

Trying to minimize surprises, I’m gathering as much info as possible. To that end, I’d like to ask for V-speeds and distances in the Smith’s you fly. I’m aware that this will vary airplane to airplane, with rigging, etc.

My Smith has a O-235 with a climb pitched prop (70/42)

Specifically what are the numbers you use for the following: Vs, Vne, Va, Vx, Vy. real world take off distance, real world landing distance, pattern speed, climb rate. What is the minimum runway (grass/pavement) length you are comfortable with.


Here is photo of my Smith Mini, just because a post is more interesting with a photo.

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