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|Getting down from the P92S, the first impression is that it would not be convenient to dare beyond: we think that the plane is now at an extremely advanced development stage, especially under an aerodynamic point of view, and every possible increase in performances would force to revise the whole structure in a radical way.
Concerning power, the Rotax 912S engine is redundant, but in this case, what seems to be the turning point is the radical aerodynamic revision, rather than the more powerful engine installed.
The new wing profile, identical to the former one, but with moving parts with a reflex angle, together with new wing tips, complete the picture of a plane that has changed in substance as well as in aspect.
Flight impressionsOn board as well, we find important novelties, a new instrument panel with eyelid and an analogical flap indicator, replacing the choreographic but approximate coloured led lights; there is as well a little lever, at the lower edge of the panel, that allows to regulate the throttles friction, previously performed by two little cheeks pressed on the throttles torsion tube, that at times decided to grow loose.
The lateral and back visibility has been definitely improved, thanks to the new fuselage windows, while the bigger inclination of the windscreen does not interfere with the forward visibility.
During level flight, we notice the neutral pitch of the plane, that doesn't lower the nose while gaining speed, but accelerates rather linearly and with an impressive ease: now, what really strikes is not just the absolute performance, but the speed you are able to maintain with a little power, in fact at 5000 rpm you rocket at true 125 mph (km/h 200), this means you can fly exactly like the best General Aviation singles.
The general behaviour remains unchanged, the piloting is easy, even if the new aerodynamics, together with speed, presented better glide performances that can be easily felt on final. In a word, the P92S, offered as well in the 80 hp version, seems to have reached the maximum evolution possible, with performances absolutely similar to those of conventional aircrafts and optimal touring possibilities.
Obviously, this deserves well trained pilots, not forgetting the ease of this machine, probably the best among Gino Pascale designs.