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Old 01-02-2016, 10:26 PM
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Jeff Reins's RV8 flew this evening! He used a ECI. O-340 Stroker rated at 177hp.
I was the pilot. I am impressed with this engine in Jeff's RV8!!! He has A Hartzell prop. The airplane weighed in at 1047.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:09 AM
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Jay,
Please tell Jeff Rein's I said congratulations! I purchased his RV-7 empennage section a couple of years ago.

Thank you,
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:08 PM
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You once told me that a light O-320 powered -8 flew as nice as a -4. I would think that an IO-340 powered -8 would be a good compromise between light handling and gobs of power.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:59 PM
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RV8 first flight
Jeff Reins's RV8 flew this evening! He used a ECI. O-340 Stroker rated at 177hp.
I was the pilot. I am impressed with this engine in Jeff's RV8!!! He has A Hartzell prop. The airplane weighed in at 1047.

Jay,

Which Hartzell prop is he using????????

Thanks!

James
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:06 PM
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James, and Bill,

I only have 15 minutes on this engine prop combination? The plane excelaration was extra! !!! With 20 gallons of gas.
The prop is a Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BF
Jeff's RV8 has a standard 'heavy' tail wheel. It has the steel standard gear.
I would like to try building a light weight RV8 with Grove Aluninium gear, with Dayton's tail wheel, and a Cato Prop, and the Cubcrafters light weight O-340 sump / engine.

In 1999 I finished a RV8 with O-320 and a wood prop, 1046 pounds,,, the handeling was supper nice. But climb performance was so,so,,,Jeff's airplane,,,, first impressions,,,, are Great! Very similar to my old 8 except better ! With the extra horse power.

Lighter RVs are more fun!
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:05 AM
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James, and Bill,
I would like to try building a light weight RV8 with Grove Aluninium gear, with Dayton's tail wheel, and a Cato Prop, and the Cubcrafters light weight O-340 sump / engine.
Lighter RVs are more fun!
Don't forget the CubCrafter's O-340 is rated at 80 hp continuous.
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:49 AM
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Mel,,,,,,, You just know too much.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:30 AM
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Don't forget the CubCrafter's O-340 is rated at 80 hp continuous.
So is the Titan 0-340. Are you saying it can not be run above 80 HP continuous in an experimental non-LSA aircraft?
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:24 AM
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Their engine is only rated that way for the Light Sport Rule. It is a 180 hp engine and if you build the plane as an experimental, place the throttle where you want and for however long you want. You can fly at 45% all day too. Their 340 would be great on any RV.
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:36 AM
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So is the Titan 0-340. Are you saying it can not be run above 80 HP continuous in an experimental non-LSA aircraft?
No; I was being facetious! Simply yanking Jay's chain.

You can exceed manufacturer's limits all you want in an experimental amateur-built aircraft.
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