October 2014 Issue
Denali Scout: Power, Handling, Fun
An extra 30 HP has turned a very good backcountry airplane into a great one. The Denali provides a good combination of STOL capability and decent speed.
Lets begin with the conclusion: American Champions decision to add 30 HP to the long-serving, 180-HP Scout, to make what it calls the Denali Scoutcreated the stud brute of the two-place, backcountry airplane set. It keeps the honest handling and excellent ground manners of the Scout while notching up the climb rate from very good to nearly breathtaking. There are some shortcomings that well outlinethey are all carryovers from the original Scout and not safety of flight matters.
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