Re: Rain takeoff mystery

Tom Staggs

As someone who flies in the rain a lot (I live near Seattle and fly IFR), I have found that scene light midst increases takeoff roll,  while heavy rain can add 20%+.

Is all due to canard efficiency - it treasures higher speed to generate the same amount of lift. 

Î improved when I switched to the Roncz canard,  but the problem is still there. 

Tom Staggs
Long-EZ N13YV
(425) 531-1776

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