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Old 06-14-2019, 01:39 PM
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I Flew a fellow RV-10 buddy to northern Indiana this AM (Elkhart-KEKM). The RV-10 as usual was an awesome magic carpet ride. 181 Knots true at 7500 MSL. It was a glorious morning and the air was as smooth as glass. The more I fly this thing, the more I appreciate what it can do.








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Old 06-14-2019, 01:58 PM
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Wow that's moving!

What engine? How many pokey things do you have in the airstream? We get around 170 at a similar power setting with our Thunderbolt.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:41 PM
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Wow that's moving!

What engine? How many pokey things do you have in the airstream? We get around 170 at a similar power setting with our Thunderbolt.
I've got the Rod Bower Ram Air Inlet, whic gives me a little more HP (about 1" of manifold pressure's worth), and 10:1 pistons and dual LSE I.E.'s. I also used the Hartzell 8301 composite blades on the prop, which is 11+ pounds lighter than most AL bladed props. It's a great combination for this airframe apparently:-). Not bad for a normally aspirated machine:-).
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:46 PM
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That's awesome thanks for the info!
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:47 PM
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I've got the Rod Bower Ram Air Inlet, whic gives me a little more HP (about 1" of manifold pressure's worth), and 10:1 pistons and dual LSE I.E.'s. I also used the Hartzell 8301 composite blades on the prop, which is 11+ pounds lighter than most AL bladed props. It's a great combination for this airframe apparently:-). Not bad for a normally aspirated machine:-).
Must be because you fly from the right seat! ;-)

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Old 06-14-2019, 04:03 PM
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Must be because you fly from the right seat! ;-)

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And 14gph! Gasp. Twice the fuel flow that "the pilot" will allow me to set in cruise.
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Where is the OAT probe?

What were the results of a GPS box Vs the TAS as displayed.

180-181 knots is possible usually at low altitude on a cool smooth morning, but 162knots (which is in yellow arc) seems rather high at that height.

Just curious. It just seems a bit of a instrument error. I may be wrong.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:13 PM
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Larry has built one of the nicest and most well equipped RV-10?s you will ever see, and I can attest that it is one speedy bird!
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:38 PM
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Where is the OAT probe?

What were the results of a GPS box Vs the TAS as displayed.

180-181 knots is possible usually at low altitude on a cool smooth morning, but 162knots (which is in yellow arc) seems rather high at that height.

Just curious. It just seems a bit of a instrument error. I may be wrong.
I thought that too but the indicated Ground Speed coincides with the TAS...

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I?m curious about the 60 gal of fuel indicated. Do you have extra tanks?
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