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Old 11-27-2018, 03:58 AM
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Speed sure is exhilarating BUT please be aware of yr VNE if you dive yr machine to get 200 kts across the ground, VNE is based on TAS not IAS when up high! There's plenty of info on VNE /TAS on the net.
I love my RV 8 doing three miles a minute, easy numbers and still beats most light A/C up there
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:52 AM
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Smile at high altitude...

Did some checking with the newly re-pitched Sensenich (to 85 inch) at high altitude.

2700 rpm was almost full throttle at 12,500 ft (14,000 ft DA) and got that 200 mph number (174 kts)

Standard early RV-6A with a non-modified O-360-A1A engine.
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