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.
This formula is only valid with manual flaps and trim!
__________________ 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
3-Blade Catto (since 2003) FRIEND of the RV-1