When can I pick it up? will rank among the top five.
There’ll be lots of questions about the panel (which you’ll have to see for yourself; I can’t divulge details just yet. Or wait for the upcoming feature in the September issue of AOPA Pilot).
And there’ll be questions about the nifty addition from our friends at Micro Aerodynamics: micro vortex generators.
If you haven’t seen these before, they’re attached to the wings and the vertical and horizontal stabilizer. Their job is to enhance safety by creating a lower stall speed. They control airflow over the wing by creating vortices that energize the boundary layer, which in turn creates improved performance and control authority at low airspeeds and high angles of attack. Stall speed for the Cessna 172 is said to be decreased by 8 percent.
Micro Aerodynamics has micro VG kits for many makes and models, and the company will be at AirVenture (Hangar C, booth 3040), so they’ll be able to give you all the details.
If you’re not coming to AirVenture, check out this video from AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman, who put the micro VGs through a head-to-head test with the help of AOPA staff pilot Mark Evans.