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20/40 Ratchet and Bent Flap Handle PIREP

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:53 pm
by TxAgfisher
That combo is THE DEAL! M4 got back in the air today and I put 3 landings on it for my currency after a laundry list of delays during annual.

I can't wait to get out and do some slow flight in it to see what it will do. I do know, that my initial reaction after today has me wondering about whether or not to install the gap seals. I may not, as it will not start sinking unless I get below 50 or so mph as it is.

I had a tendency to flare w/power a little high as I was coming in slower - a couple of hours behind it and it ought to be gravy.

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:11 pm
by pilot
Nice.

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:13 pm
by plowboy
I agree, it is a fine combo.

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:58 pm
by PCH
Check out the gap seals that CubCrafters sells for Super Cubs. The material, though not approved, fits the Maule perfectly. Did some testing this weekend and found a big improvement. With the gap seals, I no longer run out of elevator (with me in the Maule, we are at a forward CG). Also, it got rid of the annoying Maule hop when 3 pointing the landings. Expensive but very easy to install and remove.

Now, if someone would just get it approved.

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:32 pm
by Pecos
I installed the bent flap handle and 20/40 degree ratchet, flew it today. I agree it makes a quite an improvement in a already good plane. Would recommend it highly

Re: 20/40 Ratchet and Bent Flap Handle PIREP

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:21 pm
by M5Chatter
My A&P installed the 20/40 Ratchet and Bent Flap handle on my M5. I measured the deflection and instead of 20 degrees it's 40 on the first notch and the second notch is 60 degrees. What? Any ideas why?

Re: 20/40 Ratchet and Bent Flap Handle PIREP

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:56 am
by Andy Young
Are you measuring relative to the wing?

Re: 20/40 Ratchet and Bent Flap Handle PIREP

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:37 am
by asa
Can someone outline what the difference(s) are before/after this mod? Is the bent flap handle (which my M7 has I think) just an ergonomic improvement? What were the flap settings before the 20/40 mod?

Thanks,
Asa