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Old 05-11-2019, 05:46 AM
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Default Longest flight to date - 935 miles

May 9, 2019: Sherman, TX to Gold Hill, NC non-stop. Covered 935 miles. Got to love these RVs!


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Old 05-11-2019, 06:07 AM
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:48 AM
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Ron, when you did your overhaul and upgrades, did you add a relief tube?
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:58 AM
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that's smokin smokey!
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:22 PM
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Is N849RS equipped with the standard 42 gal capacity?
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:35 PM
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Cruising Like a Rocket at 190+ kts !!

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Old 05-11-2019, 02:52 PM
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It's great flying east. I flew my 7 from AZ to VA a couple years back averaging 220 plus knots at altitude. Soooooo Much Fun.
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:55 PM
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what was your "time" of flight, wheels up to touchdown?
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Old 05-11-2019, 04:41 PM
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what was your "time" of flight, wheels up to touchdown?
It was 4 hours, 37 minutes. That's an average speed of 202 MPH. I burned 40.4 gallons for 23 MPG. I have a 5 gallon header tank in the forward baggage compartment. Total fuel = 47 gallons. I ran at peak on EGT with CHTs about 360 degrees.
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:42 AM
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Man that's amazing! I couldn't do it, about two hrs tops is my limit (health wise)
Even when I fly 4 hrs+ in the jet I drive I have to get out of my seat and stretch my back, I envy those who can sit tightly packed in their RV for that long, I can't -
Many years ago a pilot friend of mine said why don't you fly large corporate jets? Simple answer, today's Globals go away too far on one tank of gas..lolol
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