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Old 03-12-2020, 02:09 PM
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Even a fabric covered J-3 is in the two hundred knot club, if you look at the fabric and count.
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Old 04-26-2020, 06:48 PM
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Joined the 200kt club while on a Pilots n Paws mission.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:10 AM
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Default What a tail wind!

Thursday 5/7 on the second leg of a relocation from Michigan to Florida, RV7 N50KB joined the club; 215 kts ground speed!
There was a 72 kt tailwind component while cruising on 59% power at 14,500 ft msl.



The 25kt crosswind component caused the 7 deg. crab to the West.
The personal intermediate fix (USR00) was set to take the route around a restricted area.



I had set up a VNV profile to descend to 1100 ft ten miles before the KBKV destination. The GTN computed this to start in 53:40 minutes.



247mph and 9.9gph = 24.9 miles per gallon.
PS: Do I need GAMI injectors?
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Old 05-09-2020, 01:01 PM
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Thursday 4/7 on the second leg of a relocation from Michigan to Florida, RV7 N50KB joined the club; 215 kts ground speed!
There was a 72 kt tailwind component while cruising on 59% power at 14,500 ft msl.


247mph and 9.9gph = 24.9 miles per gallon.
PS: Do I need GAMI injectors?
Wow! Welcome to the club. We've been getting some strong southbound tailwinds here recently. Welcome back to Florida. We'll have to get together at KBKV, since there's no Oshkosh this year. At least, we have cheap fuel. $2.60/gl.
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:51 PM
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Thanks Dan,
I'd like to hear more about your Pilots-N-Paws activity. Maybe do some of it myself if it wouldn't cut into your game. How does it work, etc.
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Old 05-09-2020, 05:34 PM
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Default 200 knots

Just bought an RV9A and on the way back from Yakima WA to Lancaster SC, had this for speed over the top of the 12,500' Class B ceiling at Atlanta GA. Oh well, dont know yet how to get pics to work. It was 244 mph Ground speed.

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Old 05-10-2020, 07:38 AM
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Over NC yesterday there was 50 knots of wind out of the west at 8500 feet. Sadly I was going West! Faced with a smooth ride and big headwind or bumpy ride and 35 knot speed gain. Picked the bumps!
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Old 05-10-2020, 02:23 PM
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Thanks Dan,
I'd like to hear more about your Pilots-N-Paws activity. Maybe do some of it myself if it wouldn't cut into your game. How does it work, etc.
Sent you a PM on Pilots n Paws. We can always use more pilots.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:55 PM
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Default 239 kts GS

Near KOPL - St Landry Parish Airport-Ahart Field

Very nice tailwind at 15.5. 239 kts ground speed in level flight. If my math is correct, that’s 275 mph.

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Default 200kt GS today.

31 knots on the tail makes things pretty easy. Need a little left rudder...

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