Loss of power at high angle of attack
16 Jul 2018 15:25 #1582 by Dean Weichmann
Replied by Dean Weichmann on topic Loss of power at high angle of attack
Thanks Henry, I am scheduled to go tomorrow....I am comfortable with a takeoff at a low angle of attack, I believe the CFI is as well. We will discuss it. I will have the carb checked. Gas flow is unimpeded at the gascolator.
- Henry Pasquet
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16 Jul 2018 12:05 - 16 Jul 2018 12:07 #1580 by Henry Pasquet
Replied by Henry Pasquet on topic Loss of power at high angle of attack
I would check the gascolator and disconnect the fuel line from the carb and see if you get a good flow of gas into a container. Avgas is much better than auto. It may need a carb overhaul. Check the float level in the carb. I would fix it before the next flight.
Last edit: 16 Jul 2018 12:07 by Henry Pasquet.
10 Jul 2018 20:18 #1565 by Dean Weichmann
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I just took my first flight lesson in the Coupe. We tried to do stalls at full power but when we at a higher angle of attack, about 80 mph the engine began to lose power....Leveled it off and ran normally. This is a bit of a concern, what if it happens on take off? What could cause this? C75, auto gas, no ethanol, 91 octane. First time in the air for the aircraft in 12 years. There were also rumors about this happening before in this aircraft. Otherwise it was great, ran fine, 120 mph at 2300 rpm level flight. Oll temp ran at 210 degrees, 30psi.
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