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Old 12-17-2017, 05:39 AM
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Did you also see the pretty -12 on the ramp? I saw the airplane taxi in, but didn't meet the owner.
That was Owen! He was with our group, but parked well away from the "front row" so that's why he's not in the photo. If I heard right, Steve's RV-8 is Suburu powered. Hopefully he's on the forum and will provide us some more information.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:56 AM
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...If I heard right, Steve's RV-8 is Suburu powered. Hopefully he's on the forum and will provide us some more information.
Or it would be cool if he'd bring his performance data over and post it on the "Alternative Engine" forum! FAA.gov doesn't list an engine type; just reciprocating.

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Old 12-18-2017, 07:42 AM
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Or it would be cool if he'd bring his performance data over and post it on the "Alternative Engine" forum! FAA.gov doesn't list an engine type; just reciprocating.

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Hey guys, yes, the power plant is an early version Eggenfellener H6 3L engine with stock Subaru ECU. I typically plan on 155 knots at 2200 RPM and about 10 gals per hour at 7-8k altitude. I burn 93 octane auto gas with ethanol, so fuel costs are still pretty low with the high burn rate. I have not tried to optimize\lean the fuel burn as have seen many other Subaru's not fared that well in this endeavor and I know my knowledge limits. I think there is some work I good do to reduce drag, but I never seem to get the energy to pull off the cowl and work on it, much easier to simply go fly.

I have been flying this plane for about 10 years and have just over 700 hours.

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