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Beechcraft Skipper 77
Length 24'
Height 6'11.1"
Span 30"
Prop 72"
Turn Radius 20'8"
Engine O-235-L2C
Fuel 30 with 29 usable
Oil 6 quarts
Weight 1680 Takeoff 1675
Actual Empty weight ____________
Actual Useful Load ____________

Speeds in knots
Vne 143
Vno 119 (Structrual Cruise
Va 109
Vfe 90
Vx 61
Vy 68
Max Demoed X-wind 15 knots
Rotation 56
50' 60
Best Glide 63
Approach 63
White Arc 52-90
Green Arc 54-119
Emergency Descent 143

Normal range 120 to 245° F
Green Arc Pressure 60-90psi

The Skipper I am now flying has a specific directive not to use the throttle to prime. The prime is a part of the magneto switch and will prime when pushed in with the fuel pump on.

In other situations many aircraft have an accelerator pump on the carburetor much as cars do. Pumping the throttle will prime and fill the carburetor. Excessive use of this type of prime will cause the carburetor to overflow and the fuel to run down into the air filter. It is possible for this excess fuel to be ignited during the starting process. Hence, I recommend only two pumps of the throttle. Subsequent pumps greatly increase the possibility/probability of an engine fire.

Fuel Pressure
3 to 8 psi
4.3 to 5.9 in. Hg

 Spin recovery:
Simultaneous yoke full forward
and opposite rudder
Power off, flaps up.
Ailerons neutral

 Beechcraft Skipper 77 Notes:
Do not pump throttle to start.
Fuel boost pump must be on for engine priming.
Do not depart if either fuel gauge is in the yellow.
Do not put fuel nozzles in more than three inches.
Engine failure on takeoff is either fuel or ignition.
Do not takeoff if either fuel gauge is in the yellow!

Alternate Static Air Source is lower side wall by pilot.
Unlached door, opens 3" some buffet, hold during flare
Low fuel light may be inoperative is gauges are operative.
A tank must have three and a half gallons to read out of the yellow
Maximum starter cycle is 30 seconds followed by two minutes off

Maxim slip time is 30 seconds.
Never taxi with a flat shock strut..
Do not leave aircraft with parking brake on.
Avoid moving nose wheel in excess of 31-degrees;
Wipe the shock strut prior to each flight with hydraulic fluid
Main tires take 31 to 34 pounds, nose takes20 to 23 pounds.
Do not place weight on the empenage to raise the nose wheel..
Set parking brake by pulling out the control and pump toe brakes.
Flap indicator may be inoperative if flap travel is visually inspected.

An ammeter reading at zero is normal.
Alternator switch is off using external power.
Battery switch is on when using external power.
Ammeter below 25% charge at 1100 rpm is normal.
Battery must be installed when using external power.
The alternator bulbs can be tested with the Press to Test.
Avoid extended use of the landing light while on the ground.
The power pin of the external power receptacle is connected
directly to the battery and will short out the battery if grounded.
Aircraft has negative ground so use only negatively grounded power cart.

Tiedown lugs are weak.
C.H. is in for go-around
Tiedown rope must be nylon.
Tie down nose when possible.
Do not descend without some power.
63 glide is 1.3nm per 1000 feet AGL
Do not spiral for more than two turns.
Never move propeller with magneto on.
Stall warner inoperative when master off.
Clean windows only when wet with water.
Pitot heat should be on when in visible moisture.
In cold weather rotate propeller backwards to 'break' oil.
Prior to cleaning, cover the wheels and cover all air intakes.
300 feet is normal altitude loss during normal stall recovery.

Preflight Fanny Pack
Preflight Checklist
Control lock
Magnetos off & Key placed
Master on
Gauges (Lights at night)
Master off
Flaps down
Door (9)

Left Wing
Flap, Aileron, Tip, Lights,
Pitot, Warner, Tank, Tiedown,
chocks (9)
Left Gear
Tire, Wheel, Brake, Drain (4)
Propeller, Intake, Filter, Light,
Tire, Strut, Oil, Drain, Squat (9)
Right Gear
Tire, Wheel, Brake, Drain (4)
Right Wing
Tank, Tiedown, Lights, Tip,
Aileron, Flap (6)
Right Rear
Static, ELT, Door (3)
Rudder, Stabilizer, Elevator,
Tiedown (3)

Full Power-Mixture Rich
Rotate 56-liftoff 60-climb 68
1000' Pump/pressure off

ATIS Altimeter
Cruise descent

Flaps full
63 kts

Throttle full
C.H. off
63 ktsll
Flaps up fly 68

Seats, Belts, Doors
Radios off
Breakers in
Flaps up
Selector on
Elevator Trim set
Rudder Trim set
Master Switch on
Warning Lights off /
Gauges /

Seats, Belts, Doors
Frequencies, x-ponder standby
Engine Instruments and gauges
Flight Instruments
Selector on
1800 rpm
Mags 175 max drop with 50 rpm
Elevator Trim
Rudder Trim
Engine Instruments

Post Landing
Flaps up
Pump/pressure off

Shut Down
All electrical off
Master off
Idle 1000 rpm
Mixture to cut off
Magnetos off
Control Lock

Takeoff Emergency
On Runway

Selector, Master,, Magneto ALLoff
Maximum braking
After Liftoff
1. 63 kts
2. Mixture rich
3. C.H. off
4. Pump on
5. Selector on
6. Magneto-all positions
No Restart
1. Throttle out
2. Selector off
3. Mixture off
4. Magnetos off
5. All electrical off.
Landing Certain
6. 63 kts
7. Flaps full
8. All electrical off

Rough Engine
1. C.H. on
2. Mixture rich to leaned
3. Magneto check positions

1. Fuel on
2. Pump on
3. Throttle 1/4 travel
4. Mixture rich
5. Magneto to both
Engine running
6. Throttle for power
7. Mixture leaned

Electrical Fire
1. All electrical off
2. Isolate source

 Ground Engine Fire
1. Mixture off
2. Crank engine
3. Selector off
4. Magneto off
5. Master off
6. Extinguisher

 In Flight Fire
1. Mixture off
2. Selector off
3. Magneto off
4. Master off
5. Heat and Vents off
6. Emergency descent 143
7. Glide 63
8. Flaps full

 Emergency Power-off Landing
1. 63
2. Flaps full
3. Mixture off
4. Selector off
5. Magneto off
6. Master off

Alternator Failure
1. All electric off
2. Battery on for essentials

Flooded Start
Mixture off
Throttle full
Magnetos start
Mixture to rich
Throttle to fast idle

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