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Old 09-29-2022, 10:59 AM
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Have your friends slow down a little. My 150HP O-320, wooden FP prop, RV-6 is well capable of flying all the FFI prescribed procedures. Granted, the pilot is working hard (probably harder than the CS O-360 drivers in the formation) but thatís just another challenge to overcome with hard work and perseverance. Spend the money on gas instead of firewall forward changes-it will provide a dividend of making you a better pilot.

Originally Posted by Koelemon68 View Post
Thank you all for the replies as it gives me a lot to think about. After really thinking about it it does not make financial sense to change the whole engine. What we would like to do is get a constant speed prop because when we fly formation, we are starting to do a lot of it, this airplane will not slow down with the fixed pitch prop. My O-320-D2J does have a mount on the case for a governor but will need to find out if it can support a CS prop or not. Are there other options as I have seen electric CS props but have never talked with anyone whom has one.
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