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Old 11-13-2020, 11:17 AM
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I saw 235 knots true on the EFIS yesterday at 60% power....but I’ll admit I was in a slight descent....and I was in the jet..... (that thing is SO slippery with the nose pointed down!)
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:59 AM
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I saw 235 knots true on the EFIS yesterday at 60% power....but I’ll admit I was in a slight descent....and I was in the jet..... (that thing is SO slippery with the nose pointed down!)
Well.......I saw 400 KTAS last night. But I admit that I was at 100% power in a not so slight dive..........and dreaming

Seriously, the fastest I’ve seen in the Rocket at 1500’ is 209 KTAS @90% power. That was at WOT and 2350 rpm. Might go a bit faster with a bit more revs.
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Old 11-13-2020, 01:14 PM
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If we're allowing aircraft other than RVs, we'll see some pretty high TAS numbers. There's some with military experience and supersonic aircraft in their logbook!
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Old 11-13-2020, 01:26 PM
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Getting the popcorn ready for Earls post. Iím sure he has us all beat, possibly even Paulís jet😂
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Old 11-13-2020, 01:29 PM
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181 kts at 15,500ft. On only 134 cubic inches.
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Old 11-13-2020, 01:51 PM
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There are more than a few -8's which will run in excess of published VNE, straight and level. I'm sure of at least one
I can tell you of at least one RV-3 that can do that as well, but I am certainly not going to publish a number...
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Old 11-13-2020, 02:44 PM
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Sounds like a good shot of sour grapes too. If you could come close to that, I wager you'd be in Reno as well.

The speeds are mph, and they are ground speed, averaged around the course so wind is not a factor.
Actually, wind is a factor on a closed course...but it only serves to slow down the average lap speed.

By the way, from 2017 on, the current Reno lap distance is the measured straight-line distance from pylon to pylon. Since the race aircraft are actually flying farther than the official lap distance the calculated lap speed numbers are conservative and the average TAS is bit higher.

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Personal best GS for me. This is a good TAS for the 737. Normal is around 450 TAS.

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Old 11-14-2020, 09:00 AM
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208 MPH @ SNF on the deck when they had a timed triangle race course event. bone stock 6A, 0-360, fix pitch 85 inch, slick mags, alternator off, 2950 rpm.
what a blast.
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Old 11-14-2020, 10:51 AM
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alternator off
Interesting ... I hadnít considered this.

Any idea what switching the alt off is worth?
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