This topic has 2 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Andy Nixon.
August 2, 2022 at 2:05 pm #2482John DavisParticipant
New to the forum and to the Meyers 200 airframe. I am searching for a “new to me” cross country VFR / light IFR platform. Past owner of a Piper Twin Comanche and Cessna Turbo 182RG amongst others. Met Ross Warner @ OSH 2022 and looked over N2988T, N259M was at OSH as well but was not able to meet the owner.
Searched the forums but did not find any reported performance data… would anyone be able to comment on their experience with performance. Specifically:
Typical climb cruise performance – speed, gph, typical climb rate
Typical cruise performance – speed, gph leaned
Thanks in advance… looking for a primarily VFR cross country plane that will perform at or north of 160 knots in the 8-12k altitude range. Based in Boise, Idaho. Don’t need huge payload as it’s generally solo or two on my missions. Something unique that everyone else doesn’t have is also fun and challenging. The Meyer seems to check a lot of boxes… plus it’s a pretty plane (but probably preaching to the choir there).
Appreciate your feedback on cruise performance…
N1953P PA-18-160August 4, 2022 at 1:00 am #2483Ed PulliamParticipant
John-I was at OSH for a couple of days last week and looked for my 200 brethren, but did not dig too hard. Tell Ross hello. F 35’s and F 18’s were awesome!!
I own 196M, which is a 1964 C model. It has a IO 520 factory remain installed Jan 2017 with GAMI’s. I do not do a lot of long distance cross country so I rarely climb above 5K and typically do not worry about LOP. So at 23/23, I am burning about 15.5 GPH at about 1400′ EGT depending upon density altitude. I know that is not the most efficient, but it works for my 30-60 minute legs for now. Still air is 155-160 knots.
I will tell you that a 200 is perfect 2 person, full fuel and luggage traveling machine. You are smart to be evaluating and repairs have been easily accomplished as most things are off the shelf.
Good luck with your search.
Ed P.August 30, 2022 at 11:13 am #2501Andy NixonParticipant
John – I typically climb at around 800-1,000 FPM and 120mph on a summer day in Michigan. I plan on burning 22-24gph during my climb. I use N430DP for mostly cross-country flights. When in a cruise around the 7,500-10,500 altitude range I usually average and plan for 200mph with a fuel burn of 14-15gph. The plane has the IO525 engine with Gami injectors. There have been many occasions at altitude where I am cruising well over 200mph depending on conditions. Hope that helps! Feel free to call anytime 419.704.1981.
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