I once did a flight test and subsequent article about the Tecnam (low-wing, group A). I found it to be a delight to fly and very well equipped, having a well-placed ground power socket and good access to the battery, among other things. It had a few unique points, such as a front-of-wing boarding technique and lever brakes but not things to really worry about. I thought it light and perhaps a bit delicate in places for the roughhouse of constant training flights. It definitely had to be watched in a crosswind,as it could skip a bit, compared to a Cessna or a Piper's landing behaviour. On the whole, a lovely aircraft but required attention on the landing and rollout.
From conversation with one organisation which uses them, they are reverting to a traditional trainer because of two accidents and the high cost of complying with Rotax ADs. The Tecnam is very good but not yet mature.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests