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Old 8th Jun 2013, 12:05
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The ASI is in kph. He's doing about 100 knots at 4300rpm with the VSI showing a slight descent (I think the VSI is in m/s, which would mean a descent rate of just over 2 knots.)

Flying that fast with the engine at idle would indicate that the cloud was sucking the aircraft up & he was diving to escape. 100 knots at 4300rpm seems a fairly standard cruise setting for a Rotax 2-seater so its unlikely that the cloud was particularly active & at that speed they will be out the other side in less than 2 seconds.

Is the turn co-ordinator even switched on?
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