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Old 06-10-2021, 02:51 PM
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Default What's a realistic daily range for an 8?

Not talking iron butt type stuff here. How far do you travel in a day when you have your gf/wife in the back?

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Old 06-10-2021, 02:58 PM
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6 hours - two legs. ~3.5 hours, gas, then 2.5 hours.

It also helps if you have oxygen and fly above the bumps (dependent on winds of course).

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Old 06-10-2021, 03:16 PM
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You would put both the wife AND girlfriend in the plane? At the same time??
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:38 PM
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You would put both the wife AND girlfriend in the plane? At the same time??
I wonder if that was the same guy asking about transporting a cat in an RV-7.

What could possibly go wrong
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:45 PM
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6 hours - two legs. ~3.5 hours, gas, then 2.5 hours.

It also helps if you have oxygen and fly above the bumps (dependent on winds of course).

Carl
This^^^ for a GF. Might de rate this a bit for a wife. Get high, smooth and cool. Oxygen helps a lot! GF/wife headaches are *bad.*

Not even going to touch that GF & wife thing. Internet is forever!
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Old 06-10-2021, 04:17 PM
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The limiting factor for passenger endurance is turbulence in the spring/summer and cold temperatures in the winter/spring. The 8 is a comfortable back seat ergonomically.
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:45 PM
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Not talking iron butt type stuff here. How far do you travel in a day when you have your gf/wife in the back?
Fortunately, for us more refined -6/7 drivers we will never forget if it is the wife BESIDE us…right where they belong
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Old 06-10-2021, 07:04 PM
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Default female pilots too!

What if it is the gf/wife that owns & drives the 8, with the toy boy in the back?
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Louise and I routinely flew Houston to LA in a day, and usually plan Reno to Oshkosh as a day. But - we trade off legs, so we alternate flying and sleeping in back. Then there was the time she caught a great wind up high on her leg, and set an aircraft record of four hours and forty minutes, block to block. Glad I was sleeping most of that leg....

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Now I know why I really need to finish up my -8 project. So I can take a nap in the back seat!
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