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Old 8th Jun 2020, 18:11
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Interesting question, I looked up some numbers to compare to my experiences.

A Super Emeraude has carb'ed 90-100 BHP, 871 lb empty weight, max takeoff weight 1,433 lb and is made of wood.
A Cessna 150 has carb'ed 100-125 BHP, 962-1129 lb empty weight, max takeoff weight 1,500-1,670 lb and is metal.
Flying a Super Emeraude would mean flying a wood aircraft of less than a typical C150.

I have done IFR in C150ies on single VOR and basic equipment and it wasn't fun.
Getting in the air with a lighter and less powerfull aircraft does not sound desirable to me.

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