I have been a member here for almost the past year and have learned TONS from reading the post. I had been away from flying for 25 years, bought a used SR20 in January… got current and got my IFR ticket, picked up my new G3 SR22 in July. When everyone asked me how I like my Cirrus… I have to add a disclaimer before I answer the questions, “I drink the coolaide!”
In my 20, I was taught to always run RoP. I did this and always was disappointed with the fuel econ. Started reading the forum more and learned about the benefits of LoP. My general rule now is that if the trip is less than 30 minutes, I go 75% RoP. More, I go 65% LoP. The question that I have is about descents. I got the 1336C Engine Op Procedures today and the reccomendation is “Brutally lean.” What I have been doing is going back to absolute on the Emax, then keeping the CHT’s and EGT’s in a good range for the descent. I have learned that this takes a very delicate touch. It seems that you can spike to peak very quickly if you are not super careful.
Is there any magic in the working with the mixture during the decent?
Any help would be most appreciated!
07 SR22 G3
N571SR (soon to be N572GT)