October 28, 2020 at 8:15 pm #2110Jack BartParticipant
congratulations on your new plane. I got my 200D about two years ago and am still learning its quirks. Love the plane and it is fast. Have also a 550F engine. Hope to meet you someday. thanks Jack Bart N123CU based at KBDR Ct.November 12, 2020 at 10:43 pm #2114Mark JensenParticipant
Glad to hear your flight home went well. I am curious about Thomas’s comment on the brakes as my 200D does have differential braking.
The techniques for applying power and rudder for take off also apply to a touch and go. That seems like common sence but I had an early touch and go get my attention.
I reccomend a flapes 20 landing for gusty winds or a significant cross wind and holding 90 mph on final with added speed if necessary for gusts.
The cabinet style door latch on my 200 developed a lot of play over time which made it dificult to engage. My mechanic was able to tighten it up a bit. I also added a handle at the back of the door to use in closing the door similar to those used to assist in climbing into a truck or van. I was worried that hard pulls of the the arm rest would damage it. It seems to help also to briefly maintain the closing pressure to allow this latch to fully engage.
I hope you enjoy your Meyers.
Mark JensenNovember 13, 2020 at 11:37 pm #2116Ed PulliamParticipant
Mark-your comments are much appreciated. Our doors suck. I wish there was an approved PMA aftermarket to improve. I think Al and his team thought they were on to something but 50 years later they are not much that great.November 14, 2020 at 5:54 pm #2117Thomas KubeParticipant
Erratum: My Meyers has differential braking! I was so used to non-differtial that I always pressed both!
Had the hydraulics of the gear overhauled! My mechanic was impressed how well and strong manufactured the cylinders and the whole system is.
Does anybody know if the flaps have a different travel to compensate for engine torque? I thinks my right flap is a tad more down then my left.
ThomasNovember 15, 2020 at 7:42 pm #2118Ed PulliamParticipant
Good news on the brakes/gear Thomas. I do not think the flaps should be different from one to the other, ie they should be symmetrical.
EdDecember 20, 2020 at 3:30 am #2134DONALD LEE PETTYParticipant
WELCOME TO THE CLUB BRENT, HATED TO SEE IT LEAVE PHOENIX IT WAS MY STABLE MATE AND SISTER SHIP. HAD LOTS OF TIME IN IT. I WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN JIM FINDING AND BUYING IT. I HAVE BEEN FLYING A 200 SINCE 1968 I AM A A&P I/IA AND KNOW IT INSIDE OUT. YOU HAVE THE BEST A C EVER BUILT ON PETTY N220DP
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