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Old 06-22-2017, 11:15 PM
alpinelakespilot2000 alpinelakespilot2000 is offline
 
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8:1 sounds very low for the -9. That's closer to what the short-wing RV's get.

The Cafe Foundation report is probably the best place to start...

http://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_apr/rv-9a.pdf

They measure it at about 12:1.
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