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Old 08-14-2007, 09:06 AM
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I know that I have had some amazing flights in my O-320 powered RV-6. I bet you have to! Post your picture of you GPS or EFIS to show you fastest ground speed. The fastest speed wins free bragging rights!

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Old 08-14-2007, 09:10 AM
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I know this will be topped by a Rocket in no time, but lemme bask in the glory of 252 knots for a minute... (BTW, that's 290 mph for you MPH guys)
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:02 AM
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Wow!! That's almost a 90 MPH tailwind! Where did you happen to find that kinda tailwind, Dan? My best has been 245 MPH after a cold front came through at 8500'.

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Old 08-14-2007, 10:21 AM
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Oh come on Smokey or someone. He didn't clarify it had to be an RV.

Let's see some really big numbers.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:45 AM
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Oh come on Smokey or someone. He didn't clarify it had to be an RV. Let's see some really big numbers.
Well then, I'm pretty sure Paul's coworkers in the shuttle will take the prize. The shuttle orbits with a GS roughly 15,217 kts, right?

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Old 08-14-2007, 11:44 AM
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How about slowest and lowest....
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:20 PM
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Due to an inverted antenna, one day I had a 842 knot GS! I did not have my camera on board that day.

Turbo Subies are fast but not that fast!
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:34 PM
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The shuttle orbits with a GS roughly 15,217 kts, right?

Yeah....roughly!


Now what I want to see in these photos is proof that you were LEVEL at the time!
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:36 PM
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Due to an inverted antenna, one day I had a 842 knot GS! I did not have my camera on board that day.
Huh? Can you clarify this?

GPS antennas don't care which direction they're pointed. They're simply taking the time deltas from all the satellites' signals (and processing precision position data from the bird) and computing the receiver's position.
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:39 PM
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The shuttle orbits with a GS roughly 15,217 kts, right?
Near zero drag does not count.
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