You would expect the new airplane, with half again the wingspan, to climb better, and it does; at 100 kias, with two people and 30 gallons of fuel aboard, it pegs the 2,000-fpm vertical speed indicator. It seems to be slightly faster than the first Melmoth in level flight, in spite of being larger; and I may still pick up one or two knots from nosewheel doors, flap track fairings, canopy seals and refinements to the engine cooling. My performance target was the same 200 knots or so at 17,000 feet, which means, most of the time, 175 ktas at 10,000, using around 10 gallons per hour. It does that now. It's less nimble than the first Melmoth, however, partly because the span is larger and the ailerons are relatively smaller, and partly because the stick forces in roll are higher than I would like.