Max Altitude Performance Test

  • I just performed a max altitude test flight with 1 Pilot and 1/2 fuel, using CLEAR weather. I was able to achieve the following excellent results...

    Max Altitude: 17,500 ft. AMSL
    Vertical Speed: 200+ fpm
    TAS: 137 knots
    Cruise Power: 55% Best Economy
    Throttle: Full
    Prop: 2000 RPM (max fuel flow)
    Mixture: Peak EGT