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  #291  
Old 12-04-2018, 01:23 PM
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Default A couple of years ago but . . . .

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Old 12-04-2018, 01:30 PM
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Default My RV-9A Numbers!

?.It seems as if I usually have headwinds and rarely see favorable tailwinds.
It must be some kind of conspiracy, or something of sorts. I did find about 37
MPH on the tail at 14,500' the other day on my way to Oregon, but that seems
rare for me these days.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:42 PM
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I hope Doug will forgive me for posting this short video on his RV site, but I'm just so proud of descending into AVL at 220 MPH in my 140 HP Lancair. I had to keep my speed up to stay in front of Darwin's RV-4! It was pretty cool seeing the houses pass rapidly underneath. (The Garmin editing software has a bug in that it only shows ground speeds up to 127 Kts.)

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Old 12-17-2018, 09:52 AM
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My little RV-3 doesn?t have to work too hard to get to 200kts groundspeed. I?ve seen significantly bigger numbers with bigger winds, but wanted to at least get on the board!

This is on the way home from an impromptu trip from KFNL to KSBS. I was at 13,500 feet just west of Estes Park and slightly north of the summit of Trail Ridge Road.

My TAS was 179kts so there was very little wind.





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Old 12-20-2018, 05:58 PM
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Hoping the pic works....

Firewalled leaving CYTB yesterday in my 7 with a climb to 3000' and a 21 kt tailwind. Running ROP on a 180 hp O-360, Marvel 10-3878 with the Mooney mod, Sensenich 85" FP and dual mags. Took a little more than 2700 rpm to get there but she did!

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Old 12-20-2018, 07:40 PM
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My little RV-3 doesn?t have to work too hard to get to 200kts groundspeed. I?ve seen significantly bigger numbers with bigger winds, but wanted to at least get on the board!

This is on the way home from an impromptu trip from KFNL to KSBS. I was at 13,500 feet just west of Estes Park and slightly north of the summit of Trail Ridge Road.

My TAS was 179kts so there was very little wind.






Hey Rod
I flew on that same route the next morning bringing 170 of my friends back from Lihue and was doing about 400 kts. Id post a picture but I dont have it set up.

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Old 12-21-2018, 05:28 AM
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Hoping the pic works....

Firewalled leaving CYTB yesterday in my 7 with a climb to 3000' and a 21 kt tailwind. Running ROP on a 180 hp O-360, Marvel 10-3878 with the Mooney mod, Sensenich 85" FP and dual mags. Took a little more than 2700 rpm to get there but she did!

Al
Gee that's really pushing the RPM into the red, I sure as **** wouldn't do that! I get my RPM back to 2600 just after t/off, I almost feel sorry for your engine! -
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:37 AM
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Gee that's really pushing the RPM into the red, I sure as **** wouldn't do that! I get my RPM back to 2600 just after t/off, I almost feel sorry for your engine! -
Not to worry. It?s a Canadian RV?-those are metric RPMs!
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:37 AM
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A few evenings ago, normal cruise:

Many years ago I was flying freight in a Piper Lance at 11,000' near LaCrosse, WI and saw 260 kt on the DME (yes, DME). Verified GS with ATC. 100 kt tailwind. Routine for an airliner but not seen often down low.
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:14 PM
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Just got this one today coming back from picking up a new prop from Catto, It obviously preforms amazingly.

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