Curious what your top speed is without the gear fairings. Mine was around 155K all out and could get almost to 2600 RPM. I just finished installing the gear fairings but haven't yet flown to see how much the gear drag was slowing me down.
According to the build manual, the drag of a non-A robs 12-15 MPH, which equates to 27 HP.
RV-7A - Slider - N495KL - First flt 27 Jan 17
O-360-A4M w/ Catto 3 blade NLE, AFP FM-150 FI, 1 PMag, Vetterman Trombone Exh, SkyTech starter,
PlanePower Alt, FlightLines Interior, James cowl & plenum
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