We flew 912LA from Sebring to Heaven's Landing in Clayton Georgia with the full enclosure on. Here is an update on our observations.
Currently we have installed three 31/4 inch circular vents for the front seat pilot and one 31/4 inch circular vent for the rear seat occupant. When airspeed is live this achieves adequate ventilation and cooling for the occupants.
Departing Sebring we stayed at AirCam altitudes (above treetops) with the vents fully open. Outside temperature was 88 degrees
Later in the flight we climbed closing the three pilot vents at about 5500 feet with the OAT of 58 degrees. At 6500 feet we closed the rear vent and continued up to 8500 feet where the OAT was 51 degrees. Phil was in the front seat in shorts and a tee shirt. I was in the rear with jeans and my signature AirCam Yellow shirt. Both of us were extremely comfortable the entire trip.
What's your next aircraft purchase after an Aircam?How about an AirCam on Amphibs?Sounds good to me!
This is the decision many owners have opted for.And why not, with the new lightweight materials available today that are totally corrosion free?
Dr. Lee Harman is swapping out his older and heavier fiberglass Clamar 2200s for the new lightweight 2180 all electric Clamar.Why you ask?For a 100 lb savings.Yes, that's three digits!
That's a huge weight savings in any category aircraft.
Clair Sceli has acheived this weight savings by infusing epoxy with carbon fiber, kevlar and e-glass.