As it turned out, the Evolution was the opposite of a handful. I rotated at 70 knots, almost exactly the same as in my Cirrus SR22, selected 120 knots on the flight director, pointed the nose skyward and watched the airplane climb. The maximum rate of climb, by the way, is 2,000 feet per minute, though we didn’t see that, but only because we wanted to keep the nose down for better visibility in the busy Sun ’n Fun traffic area. Even at our higher climb speeds, we were seeing around 1,500 fpm well up into the teens at around 43 inches and 2,500 rpm burning 34 gph. The temperatures stayed in the green with CHTs (cylinder head temps) in the low 400s. The differential between the hottest and coolest EGT (exhaust gas temperature) was just 27 degrees.