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Old 08-08-2016, 07:24 PM
PilotBrent PilotBrent is offline
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Hackettstown, NJ
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Max glide speed is 63 kts for the RV-12 and min decent is 59 per POH. In an emergency its probably impossible to be that precise so something close would work. When setting up my Dynon Skyview for this, I loaded up the plane with what I usually have for cross county flying and nearly full fuel, went up above my home field, pulled the power and flew around for a while at that airspeed. Then took a look at the data file to see what average VSI I was getting. I think I decided to enter 600 f/min to be on the safe side.
Brent Connelly
Hackettstown, NJ
RV-12, N913BC

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