I'm really confused by that Zenith 701 STOL airplane. I've read all the articles on the Zenith website but I'm confused about something and was wondering if somebody could explain it.
Power quits at say 2,000 ft AGL. So given this type of airplane and it's built in characteristics how does this play out? I would imagine it comes down pretty steep and fast yet it stalls slow and at unusual high AOA. Ok, so take the Sonex for example or maybe even a Midget Mustang. If the engine quits in these types of airplanes they also come down pretty fast but for different reasons. Glide ratio vs drag right?????
Now lets take a Cub. Big wing flys pretty slow etc. The engine quits and a guy has a few more options compared to a Sonex or a Mustang.
So as I look at all these different types of airplanes we have to pick from and then there's this CH701 with very unique capabilities I can't seem to figure out if a power out in a 701 would be worse or better than a different type? Maybe I just don't understand these STOL airplanes.
If the engine quits which airplane would you want to be in?