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From: schlutorflyer <>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 5:16:12 AM
Subject: [musketeermail] My Mouse is home...

Thank you to all who welcomed me to this list..Today I brought my
Mouse home....8.00 hours flying over 3 legs helped me meet and get to
know the newest member of our family....And it was a sweet intro....
Now a couple of questions....
I noticed if I leave the flaps down after landing and shutdown they
don't automatically retract when I drop the bar..Is this normal???? If
I retract them on the runway during fast roll out they go right up
from air pressure...

Very common problem when the systems has not been properly lubricated. Sometimes they will spring back up when you hit a bump and scare the wits out of you. Next annual, get them greased. You will know you have them well lubricated when they will spring back up while standing.

The previous owner was under the impression the tanks on the Super
Custom 111 only held 190 litres but the flight manual shows 220
litres...We got a burn of around 41 litres per hour cruising at 7,500
feet with a TAS of around 117 knots at 2500RPM...Is this what I can
expect? OAT was 11degrees C...

The tanks will hold 30 US Gallons each, which is very close to 110 litres. You can burn almost all of the fuel if you are straight and level or well coordinated. I have an A23 which has about the same fuel system. My POH warns not to take off with less than 11 Gallons (44 litres) in the tank. It is difficult and sometimes impossible to stay coordinated during takeoff and landing so you need 10 or 11 gallons in the tank that you are using to avoid the danger of unporting and the big silence at an inopportune moment. The 190 litre figure is probably the maximum legally usable but the engine will keep running for nearly all of the fuel.

The only thing I dont like about the aircraft is where the trim wheel
is positioned...You need to be a person who has a very small right arm
to use it without continually hitting the right seater!!!!!

Just cop a feel and enjoy!

All in all a great aeroplane.. now I just have to find an infant seat
for the back for my 8 week old daughter!!!!!

I think you have to find those on the automobile market. I don't know of any for the aircraft market.

Super Custom 111.

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