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Old 12-04-2021, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gasman View Post
And this.... will solve that issue.
Will solve some of it.

Still needs cheeks.
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Old 12-04-2021, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gasman View Post
And this.... will solve that issue.
That helps.. but you can’t beat those -4 cowl cheeks!
Las Vegas
RV-4 flying…
RV-8 empenage finished 10-2020

Wings Started.. 11-2020
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Old 12-07-2021, 02:53 AM
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Whilst I admit the 4 looks cool the 8 is far more useable👍
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Old 12-16-2021, 09:15 PM
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Doesn’t fix the not so nice Cessna landing gear either
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Old 12-17-2021, 01:50 AM
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160hp RV4 with a fixed pitch metal sensenich cruise prop. I am thinking of building a 180hp RV8 with a fixed pitch sensenich cruise prop as well
Yes, performance will be similar. But you will loose the perfect handling and sexy cheeks

RVs with standard engines have very similar performance when respecting RPM limitations.
We’ve done some speed runs around here, WOT, same RPM (2600), equipped with same MT 3 bladed CSP with the following ships:
A IO-360 RV-8, a O-360 RV-6, and a O-320 RV-4… ended head to head, all at the same top speed (max speed diff 1kt).
Guess similar aerodynamics speak for themselves here, fat wings remain fat
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