The SC07 has nice handling
characteristics both in the air and on the ground. The
nosewheel steering is precise and direct with good
feedback, making ground navigation effortless.
The engine is smooth and powerful with easy starting and
impressive power, in fact in climb you feel as if you
are “hanging on the prop.”
For short takeoff runs, the flaps can be set at 15 deg.
The SC07 has gentle and predictable stall
characteristics. Rather than an abrupt break or dropping
a wing, the aircraft simply loses altitude until the
elevator is released and accelerated above the stall
In testing the aircraft was finally induced into
dropping a wing by setting the flaps at 45deg. in a bank
and allowing the airspeed to drop below stall speed.
Even then it was easy to correct with standard stall
recovery before much altitude was lost.
SC07 is comfortable and quiet even at high speed cruise, with smooth
predictable handling. The view outside is excellent due to the large
windows and cantilevered wings (no struts to obscure the view).
Inside, the controls and instruments are ergonomically well-placed,
minimizing pilot workload. Even landing is easy due to the large,
effective flaps and slow stall speed, allowing even the low time
pilot to “hit the numbers” easily.