I use 10:1. Makes the calculation easy and gives a little margin.
1000 ft above x 10 = 10,000 ft or roughly 2 miles glide
2000 ft above x 10 = 20,000 ft or roughly 4 miles glide
or simply use the the number of thousand feet AGL x 2 = miles glide (does not consider wind, wind will affect the number)
any RV9 will be able to make this glide range
RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 700+ for all
Simplicity is the art in design.
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Last edited by Steve Melton : 06-24-2017 at 09:58 AM.