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Old 05-02-2020, 02:32 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Georgetown, TX
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Default Don't be afraid... more flying...

Per the manual, the Vne for the RV-9 is 210mph. Vno is 180. Va is 118mph

Consider the extra 20hp (assuming that you have an O-360 or IO-360-B variant of 180H.P.) a gift that yields shorter take off rolls, faster rate of climb, higher cruise, more performance margin...
Brian Decker
Retired Firmware Guy and Airplane Builder

2020 RV-14 QB -- Under construction - Tailcone & Empennage Complete.
2018 RV-7 QB -- Built, Flying
2007 RV-7 QB -- Built, Drowned, Resurrected and flying
1998 RV-8 QB -- Started, Sold
1986 Mooney 205SE
1980 Mooney 231

Aided and abetted building a number of other RV's.