This formula is only valid with manual flaps and trim!
Originally Posted by mikerkba
These issues, like taping vs. bolting tiedown holes, are readily resolved with info available on VAF regarding relevant critical issues. Its easy.
Formula for speed of your particular aircraft =
(Weight + antenna count) x horsepower x (.1 x minutes spent waxing)
x the square root of weight left in the hangar
divided by factory RECOMMENDED (not placarded) Gross Weight
all times 1.01 for LED lights and, finally, 1.02 for taildragger configuration.
I have disregarded the nominal effects of tire pressure and home field elevation. I will be posting a youtube proof of the calculation.
* assumes you used the correct primer, in the right places, and applied it with a 12" torque wrench using your hand centered on the handle.
Mel Asberry..DAR since last century
A&P/EAA Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Specializing in Amateur-Built and Light-Sport Aircraft
North Texas (8TA5)
RV-6 Flying since 1993, 175hp O-320, 3-Blade Catto (since 2003)
Legend Cub purchased 12/2017
FRIEND of the RV-1
Eagle's Nest Mentor