The sport pilot reported that while the initial takeoff roll was normal, he noted that the Aeronca was not gaining airspeed and the engine was not developing full power. However, he decided to continue the takeoff.
He stated that, once he was committed to the takeoff, there seemed to be an even “greater loss of power.”
The airplane only reached 150′, and he decided to turn right to avoid a highway and power lines.[Read more…]