1st test prop cycle dosage

Tom releases the brakes and smoothly goes to 95%TQ while I follow through on the controls. The acceleration is strong and we rotate at 75kt after a very short ground roll of around 400m. Gear up, flaps up and Tom says, “You have control.” The airspeed increases rapidly towards our Vy (best rate of climb speed) of 116kt and we race skyward with the vertical speed indicator indicating just over 2,600fpm. It occurs to me−and not for the last time−that the G120TP feels and flies more like a jet than a propeller driven aircraft. To the uninitiated this may seem unlikely, bearing in mind there is a great big five-bladed prop churning away−but Grob’s engineers have done a great job in making the G120TP well… jet-like. From the single power lever operation to the absence of P-factor (asymmetric blade effect), it just doesn’t feel like a propellerdriven aeroplane.

1st test prop cycle dosage

1st test prop cycle dosage

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