August 2001 Issue

Letters - 08/01

Cirrus Comments
I liked your article on the SR22 in the June issue of Aviation Consumer. I thought you did a very fair piece and accurately addressed a lot of the issues, both pro and con.  However, your analysis of the speed does not correlate well with my experiences.

While I have gotten used to manufacturers overstating specs on speed, in my opinion, Cirrus has been fair on this one.  In fact, I seem to consistently be within a knot of book claims, plus or minus, and use less fuel in the process.   At 75 percent power, I have consistently seen TASs in the 178 to 182 knot range.  Fuel flows were around 17 GPH.

The primary reason for this response is that you used 170...

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