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Old 02-24-2017, 10:53 AM
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So, I was loading up my 10 last Monday for a 1.5 hour flight back to Nashville.

I had my wife, my 15 year old son (who is taller than I am), my 12 year old daughter (who is the same size as my wife), myself, our 50 pound dog, our luggage, a K-cup coffee maker (luggage), and 40 gallons of fuel.

A friend of mine at the airport saw this and asked me who was staying behind. He was serious.

I said, "no body - we're all headed back".

He couldn't believe it.

I was still 120 pounds under the weight limit and well withing CG. Could have still been within limits with full fuel.

And I easily made 170 knots at 7500 feet all the way home.

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Old 02-24-2017, 11:18 AM
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Last fall I had a guy in a Bonanza seriously try to talk me out of departing from Leadville, OAT was close to 50F, he said "You'll never make it!" I told him to keep watching because one of us was about to get surprised.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:24 PM
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Then there is the spam can guy on the ramp saying "nice Cirrus". More often than not I do an explanation as to the value of an RV-10 over a Cirrus.

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Old 02-24-2017, 01:50 PM
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Then there is the spam can guy on the ramp saying "nice Cirrus". More often than not I do an explanation as to the value of an RV-10 over a Cirrus.

Carl
I'm still trying to understand why people have such high regard for the Cirrus. just another dull grocery getter, IMHO.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:26 PM
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It was about 60F. 800 feet field altitude.

And I climbed out at 1000 feet per minute no problem.

As for the SR22, I have rented one and I have a friend with one...and I find them to be dull, heavy, and kind of dated. Not to mention the BUCKETS and BUCKETS of money my buddy has had to pour into his over the last 5 years.

Maybe they have a few knots on my 10 - although I am not sure of that.

The RV-10 feels like a sports car.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:33 PM
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I do that same thing all day long! I looked long and hard for a plane that will out perform the -10 and I cannot find one. Great speed, useful load, interior room and affordable to operate and maintain. Amazing machines!
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:37 PM
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..for the motivation. I hope to get mine in the air sooner rather than later.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:49 PM
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I do that same thing all day long! I looked long and hard for a plane that will out perform the -10 and I cannot find one. Great speed, useful load, interior room and affordable to operate and maintain. Amazing machines!
You can get the performance, speed wise at least, from a Bo or a 22, although you can't get the useful load.

I know this comparison has been knocked around a million times on this board.

But, holy cow, what a machine the 10 is, and what sold me on it was that its soooooo much cheaper to maintain than certified.

I could buy a used 22. It wouldn't be as pretty and new looking as my ten for the same price, but I could have purchased one. BUT, I could not have afforded to maintain it. That's what makes the RV a no brainer, IMO
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Old 02-24-2017, 03:01 PM
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You can get the performance, speed wise at least, from a Bo or a 22, although you can't get the useful load.
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Every time I'm in a Bo, it feels like the window is trying to push me over to the center. I find the -10 MUCH more comfortable.
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Old 02-24-2017, 03:04 PM
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That is exactly what drove me to the -10. Ease of maintenance both man hours and $$$.

My typical load is myself, wife, 18 year old daughter, 16 year old son and my girls 80 lbs of bags. Plus I normally leave with full fuel. Always climb out at 1000fpm, usually around 115-120 kts and cruise 170 on 13gph. No other plane can do it. You can get close, but it will cost you so much more. I have a friend with a Cessna Columbia and he spends north of $25k/year to maintain. I couldn't spend $2000 on a CI if I tried, and that includes the A&P that spends a full day assisting with FWF.

Gotta love this plane. Getting ready to launch on a West coast trip to Palm Springs from South Texas Wednesday. About 950nm. Can't wait!
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