Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
Does anybody have a Pilot Manual or Owner's Manual or any kind of flying notes for a CP65?
Nope! There's never really been a "factory" AFM nor POH for the Collegiate.
There is a factory manual that discusses rigging and other aspects of the Collegiate.
Does anybody have a digital version of it that can be emailed?
There is a booklet on flight testing your homebuilt that the FAA put out, or maybe EAA, anyway, you could run your Collegiate through a flight test program and create your own flight manual for her.
I am preparing a POH for the Collegiate. The preliminary data I have gathered to this point is as follows:
Maximum Speed 108 mph
Cruise Speed 98 mph
Approach Speed 48 mph
Stall Speed 37 mph
Climb Rate 600 fpm
Clear 50’ Obstacle 960 ft.
Service Ceiling 15,000 ft.
Range 300 miles
Gross Wt. 1200 Lbs.
Empty Wt. 700 Lbs. (fuel 13 gal’s , oil 1 gal.)
I am in the process of verifying this data with my CP-65 at KCNO. Any Collegiate owner that would like a copy of the POH when verified and completed send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vne is 138mph (120 kts), according to the TCDS (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf....
Every plane's speeds will vary, as over the last eight decades, who knows what has been done to them, so their weights will vary with covering systems, repairs, engines, other systems not installed at the factory, wheel pants, and even tires. Your POH will make a great template for other Collegiate owners, Bob. Thank you!
Thanks for sharing Allen! Where did you find these?
Allen Self said:
Our friend and former club member Richard Finley before he passed.