- Oct 30, 2003
- West Valley City, Utah, USA
- Sport Copter Vortex 582
- Total Flight Time
- FW: 200 Gyro: 51
your Beech A-36 has 4 seats to my one the mouse empty weight 635 lbsWell, my book says a nice slick fixed-wing Beech A36 at 65% power/ 10000 feet will do 162 kts (186 mph) on a burn rate of about 13.3 gal/hr, but you're saying you get equivalent speed on 25% less fuel from your helicopter.
I doubt that I'm the only one surprised by that claim.
Tried that - costs too much you have to host their whole crew adapt a recorder to your systems and have insurance out the butt, tickets lodging and return trip would cost big bucks
Well, you did have a 15-20 mph tailwind, according to Greg. Assuming a 17 mph tailwind for 10 hours that's 170 miles that you would have to deduct from your distance. With a net distance of 852 miles and 61 gallons that works out to about 14 mpg.I just flew 1,022 miles nonstop and used 61 gallons of gas. So that works out to be about 16.8 miles per gallon
My congratulations too.With a net distance of 852 miles and 61 gallons that works out to about 14 mpg.
You said your takeoff weight was 1370 lbs (621 kg). Was there some paperwork involved in flying heavier?
Congratulations to a great accomplishment, -- Chris.