LightSport Man gets to try out a Cessna 162 Today. I never been in a Cessna 162 so I was lucky that I got to get into the seat of one from Falcon Executive Aviation today. I found from coming from a Remos GX you need to learn a few things:
- Brake is NOT a hand brake and you need to use rudder pedals for that.
- You need to know how to use the fuel Mixture.
- Flaps are not on a switch.
I had a great time doing some stalls, turns and some landings.. the CFI that I got from Falcon Executive Aviation was also very nice and easy to work with.. It looks like I need one more session before I can pass the check ride and be renting this plane.. Over all had a fun day and I learn so much...
Its stall characteristics are more abrupt, to get full flaps you have to pull the bar up so high it blocks the throttle, The G300 is a mini G1000, but the rest of the interior looks unfinished.
With 2 in the cockpit you should take off with 1/2 fuel, Where the GX motor ends with a clunk, this one starts with a clunk.
It uses a bit more force on the rudder pedals, and it's differential braking as to the GX's nose wheel steering.
She gets the job done but it's not as fun as the GX plus you she has to go on a diet!
This is the path I got to fly today.
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