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Old 05-03-2020, 11:00 AM
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Default Full power or not

The rv10 has plenty of power on takeoff, does anyone not use full power at takeoff? or what is your protocol after immediate departure?
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Old 05-03-2020, 11:08 AM
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does anyone not use full power at takeoff?
I only used part throttle at the initiation of the takeoff roll-----once I was sure the engine would take the throttle and I had rudder authority-----balls to the wall.

This is how Mike Seager teaches you to fly the 10.

In addition, I was flying out of a relative short field, which was in the bottom of a "bowl"---low hills all around.
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Old 05-03-2020, 11:13 AM
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not a -10 but the principle is the same: usually flying solo and the TO at my field is done at 24/24... less noise, lower Ts, less fuel, and a couple of KTS lost.
Keeping the full power for the short and rough grass field, or when heavy.
Once outside the zone, retired cruise settings such as my typical 19/20.

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Old 05-03-2020, 11:55 AM
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Full power always ? don?t understand why you wouldn?t but that?s just me. I do smoothly and deliberately add power to the stop. IOW I don?t slam it forward.
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Old 05-03-2020, 12:20 PM
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Red face Agree with Larry

When applying Full Power from standing I found myself using the brakes too much to try to keep on centerline. Besides it looks Squirrel-y I now ease in the power steadily until rudder authority and then max power.
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Old 05-03-2020, 01:24 PM
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full power until i reach my decision point.......land straight ahead or turn around
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Old 05-03-2020, 01:36 PM
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When applying Full Power from standing I found myself using the brakes too much to try to keep on centerline. Besides it looks Squirrel-y I now ease in the power steadily until rudder authority and then max power.
While I haven't tried it yet, I am told that a modified short field approach works as well. Advance to 2000+ while on the brakes, then release brakes. It makes sense, as the rudder would have a lot more authority then. I just haven't encountered a runway that wouldn't accommodate a slow acceleration.

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Old 05-03-2020, 01:51 PM
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I smoothly advance the throttle all the way to max. Maybe a carry over from my 182 days, when the carb had an ?auto-enrich? feature so CHTs were actually lower at full throttle than at a bit less. The -10?s rudder authority is very good - I never have to tap the brakes on takeoff except perhaps initially in strong x-winds. I keep my heels on the floor, don?t use brakes unless full rudder isn?t enough. Usually reduce power going thru 1000? AGL.
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Old 05-03-2020, 02:17 PM
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You should always use full power for takeoff. If you are using partial power thinking that your are babying the engine and making it last longer, you may be doing the exact opposite my not using full power. Carburetors have an enrichment at WOT, and if you use partial power, you aren't getting that cooling fuel. Also full power helps keep ring seal and prevents glazing. The engine is rated for full power..you aren't going to hurt a healthy engine by doing it.
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Old 05-03-2020, 02:20 PM
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full power until i reach my decision point.......land straight ahead or turn around
Not have a 10 but Same. Get to decision altitude ASAP. from there I can throttle back.
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