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Old 11-29-2015, 09:42 PM
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Default First Flight(s)





Man, what a machine! Running very well with a few tweaks yet to be made. Didn't think about fuel flow in early phase 1 vs cruise numbers bragged about here...



What the ****...it's still way better, cheaper, faster, more awesome than any rental.

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Old 11-29-2015, 09:45 PM
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Congrats!! Yes, low full power fuel flows are an eye (wallet) opener!
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:29 PM
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+1 on the congrats.....
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:08 AM
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You should be seeing 25.5-26 GPH on take off from a near sea level airport.

If less than 29-29.5 GPH you need to fix either the RPM if it is too low or the FCU needs work. And yes I have seen a few in the last year or two that needed it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:52 AM
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First flights are the best
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:42 AM
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congrats - what a wonderful accomplishment!
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:52 AM
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Congrats on the first flight!
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:10 AM
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Congrats. Yeah, takeoff fuel flow should be 24-25gph and EGT's around 1200-1250 ideally. Once you get up to cruise for Phase 1, you can come back to 24 squared and that should get you back to around 14-16gph while leaning EGT's to the high 1300's on the rich side of peak. Get the engine broken in well and then running at 20", 2400rpm should yield 12.5 ROP or 10.5 LOP. Just keep running it fairly hard for the first 10 hours or so to seat the rings.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:07 AM
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Default Congratulations!!

Quite a rush when you push that throttle, isnt it?

Congrats on the new fledgling.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:08 AM
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Nice going - awesome achievement!
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