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Old 03-15-2012, 07:05 AM
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Default RV-8 N486JT Jon Thocker

My 6th completed RV, shown here with my daughter Haley, and Grand Teton in the background.









This RV8 was completed in July 2008. ECI Titan engine 188 hp, hartzell cs prop, 3878 carb.


High altitude cruise.




Tornado strikes Lakeland! Stripes strikes Mutha's plane with his plane!




At Oshkosh 2011, Phil Lamb's handiwork on a replacement part after the Debacle at Sun n Fun 2011!



The resurrected 6JT sporting checkerboarded flaps!



and a new instrument panel!





and new "old style" wing tips!
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:18 AM
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Jon,
Nice bird! Can't wait to see it in person some day. That new panel is Sierra Hotel!

6th RV built - now that's cool! Amazing accomplishment!
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:01 AM
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Looks very nice!

So if I read that right, the airplane is the same except for the new panel and a switch to the old style of wingtips. Have you noted any difference in top speed and stall speed between the two different style wingtips?
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:37 AM
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Nice shot of the Grand. If I squint just right, I can see Paul Petzoldt hanging off thre rocks behind you.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:02 PM
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Looks very nice!

So if I read that right, the airplane is the same except for the new panel and a switch to the old style of wingtips. Have you noted any difference in top speed and stall speed between the two different style wingtips?
Yes, in fact. 10 knots more on the top end, and 10 knot slower stall speed.
The new wing tips also completely alleviated the need for any rudder tab also!
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:48 PM
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Only 10 knots? I thought it would be closer to 15

Looks great!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:14 PM
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I don't think the extra 10 knots is from the wingtips. I think it's from the new checkerboard on the flaps. They are like a bunch of tiny vortex generators adding 'energy' to the sub-pressure flow' (engineering talk). By the way, I now have the checkerboard paint job on mine, so look out Jon!
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:27 AM
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John,....scuze me but my screen is now your picture with the Tetons in the background.....thanks

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Old 03-16-2012, 07:33 AM
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Some do not know that the origional wing tips are still avialiable. I like them, and have them on my RV8
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:42 AM
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Looks great, Jon. And I agree with Scott -- the extra speed isn't from the wingtips. It's from the checkerboard flaps. Even in trail, they add speed. It's a known fact.

By themselves, you likely would not have noticed any increase. However, coupled with the checkerboard rudder ... well ... 'nuff said.

Sierra Hotel indeed.
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