Originally Posted by Sparrowhwk
I understand the recommendation of the 320 motor for lighter weight and that makes sense. But I have questions:
- How does a 320 equipped RV4 handle high density altitudes? (operations at DA of 7000' and up)
- Could a 320 cruise between 10500' - 15000' comfortably? (mountain flying)
- Are IO-320's available? Guessing this is a rare thing or only converted O-320's out there?
- Does the 320 play well with a CS prop, does that prop make a worthwhile difference, particularly for the higher elevation operations?
- Any other performance considerations or limitations with the 320 engines.
Thanks for any input and wisdom about the 320 versions.
I have a IO-320 and love it.
Flew into Durango, CO at 13,500 and it was fine.
I pulled up just to experiment on rate of climb: >2,000 Ft/min. WOW.
I stopped at FL 150
High altitude was not an issue.