- Nov 11, 2012
- Marietta, GA
The problem isn't if he's qualified to do the testing. He's a pilot, a CFI, etc. With transition training, he should be able to fly it if it has reasonable characteristics.But then after that first flight, is he going to think he's now qualified to do all the testing? Wouldn't surprise me.
The problem is all of the truly terrible "features" in the aircraft, like the PSRU, the fuel return system, the undersized brakes, the questionable controls, the gear/prop geometry, the single ECU, the inadequate cooling system, and the seeming low power to weight ratio. At some point, one of those is going to rear its head and give him a bad day. Those shortcomings are why the Wasabi guys and one other potential test pilot "noped" the project. Realistically, he shouldn't try and fly it before fixing all of those things. It ain't about the suitability of the pilot here. It is about the unsuitability of the aircraft.