October 16, 2021 at 7:37 pm #2359
Here in Europe there are a lot of short grass runways.
Getting the Meyers down is easy in my opinion.
Takeoff performance depends on the usual factors: actual mass, wind and temperature. I have a IO 520, so power could be better. To get best climb out you need to fly with Vx over the trees and then accelerate to Vy while cleaning up. I find it uncomfortable to fly with Vx, but with any higher speed the climb out is rather shallow.
The shortest runway I flew out was EDKA with 540m (1800ft) with a train dam to the east.